Wednesday, May 8, 2024

The Wednesday Wetness

The Environmental Integrity Project, on behalf of the Waterkeeper Alliance and Center for Biological Diversity, sent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a notice of intent to sue May 2. Among the Waterkeeper Alliance are 16 waterkeepers — advocates for various waterways — in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

The organizations accuse the EPA of failing to provide Congress with regular comprehensive reports on the state of the nation’s waterways as required under the Clean Water Act.

“The Clean Water Act can’t live up to its promise if EPA won’t report on polluted waterways, as required, or update its standards to keep pace with technology,” Meg Parish, senior attorney at the Environmental Integrity Project, said in a press release.

In the notice, the groups assert that the Clean Water Act requires the EPA to provide a thorough analysis to Congress on the condition of the nation’s waterbodies at least once every two years. The groups contend that the EPA hasn’t done so since 2017.

I assume, this being EPA, and they being environmental groups, that this will be a case of sue and settle. 

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