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Toledo Blade Editorial: A Crusade for Lake Erie

Editorial: A Crusade for Lake Erie Lake Erie has found a champion in U.S. District Judge James Carr. The judge last week ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has some answering to do for the way it handled the Ohio’s seemingly lax oversight of the lake’s environmental well-being. Even though Gov. John Kasich’s Ohio

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Great Lakes Now: Federal judge orders U.S. EPA to enforce Clean Water Act in Ohio

By Gary Wilson Activist: Agencies “not willing to act in the public interest” A federal judge said last week that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had “given Ohio a pass” on declaring Lake Erie officially “impaired” for waters with toxic algae going back to 2012 and 2014. The opinion written by Judge James Carr excoriated

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Toledo Blade: Data Shows Lake Erie Impairment Declaration Was Justified in 2010

April 13, 2018 Data Shows Lake Erie Impairment Declaration Was Justified in 2010 By Tom Henry Although Ohio has joined Michigan in declaring the open waters of western Lake Erie as impaired, new data shows there was scientific justification to do that as far back as 2010 — four years before the Toledo water crisis.

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Toledo Blade: Judge Slams EPA for Lake Erie Impairment Controversy

April 11, 2018 Judge Slams EPA Over Lake Erie Impairment Controversy By Tom Henry In a decision hailed by environmental advocates as a major victory for clean drinking water, Senior U.S. District Judge James G. Carr accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency of botching the Lake Erie impairment controversy

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