US EPA Withdraws Approval of Ohio’s Decision to Leave Lake Erie off the Impaired Waters List
The US EPA has decided to withdraw approval of Ohio’s decision to not list Lake Erie under the impaired bodies of water designation. The Environmental Law and Policy Center is suing the U.S. EPA for violating the Clean Water Act by approving Ohio’s decision to leave Lake Erie off the impaired list last May. Ohio’s EPA director Craig Butler remarked that the state’s decision to omit Lake Erie from the list was based on the lack of ability to sufficiently measure algal bloom effects, and the determination of improvement or worsening of environmental conditions. Read the full article here!