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Great Lakes Now: Chicago Group Files Suit Over Lake Erie Pollution

Great Lakes Now Chicago Group Files Suit Over Lake Erie Pollution By Gary Wilson With the peak algae season nearing, pressure is mounting on the federal government and Ohio to be more aggressive in combating nutrient pollution from farms that discharge to Lake Erie. Last week the Chicago-based Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) filed

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Cleveland Plain Dealer: Environmentalists Sue EPA to Designate Ohio’s Portion of Lake Erie ‘impaired’

Environmentalists Sue EPA to Designate Ohio’s Portion of Lake Erie as “Impaired” By Eric Heisig CLEVELAND, Ohio — Advocacy groups are challenging the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to accept Ohio’s assertion that its portion of Lake Erie does not meet the definition of impaired waters. The Ohio EPA did not include the state’s open waters

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Sandusky (Ohio) Register: ELPC & Others Sue to Have Lake Erie Declared ‘Impaired’

Sandusky Register Groups Sue to Have Lake Erie Declared “Impaired” by Tom Jackson SANDUSKY — Environmental groups have filed a lawsuit in federal court in Toledo, seeking to have the open waters of Lake Erie declared “impaired” under the provisions of the Clean Water Act. The lawsuit essentially seeks to overturn the U.S. EPA’s decision

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Greenwire: Enviros Sue EPA Over Approving Ohio’s Lake Erie Plan

Greenwire Enviros sue EPA over approving Ohio’s Lake Erie plan By Ariel Wittenberg In May, EPA approved Ohio EPA’s 2016 Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report, which found that certain sections of Lake Erie were “impaired,” a designation that has legal implications under the Clean Water Act. Groups sued EPA to force a decision

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