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Water Warriors Sue EPA

Three times the EPA has signed agreements to reduce pollution entering the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia and Maryland. The latest agreement, signed in 2000, would have cut nitrogen and phosphorous pollution enough to remove the Bay and its tributary rivers from the federal Impaired Waters List. Eight years later, EPA admits they will miss this goal, and they are discussing moving the deadline back another twelve years.

Fed up with the constant delays, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation is taking its case to federal court, targeting the EPA as the lead federal agency responsible for upholding the Clean Water Act.

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