Washington’s water quality standards back in court after EPA Rollback – KNKX


Fighting for our clean water goes on. Thanks to all who are doing the heavy lifting.

A coalition of environmental groups, commercial fishermen and the Makah Tribe are suing the federal Environmental Protection Agency over its decision to roll back water quality regulations in Washington state. At issue are human health standards that the EPA itself forced the state to adopt just a few years ago. Washington updated its water quality standards in 2016 to bring the state in line with the Clean Water Act. But, after litigation from environmental groups, the EPA forced the state to adopt stricter standards, to ensure that people who consume large amounts of fish are protected. Now, the EPA has retracted those rules.  Bellamy Pailthorp reports. (KNKX)

Washington’s water quality standards back in court after EPA rollback

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