Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - State Of Maine Sues EPA, Claiming 'Exclusive Authority' To Regulate Water Quality

Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - State Of Maine Sues EPA, Claiming 'Exclusive Authority' To Regulate Water Quality

AUGUSTA, Maine - The commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for the State of Maine on July 7 filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine against Gina McCarthy in her role as the administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, contending that the state has "exclusive authority" to establish and revise water quality standards (WQS) for all bodies of water in the state, including waters within Indian territories and lands (State of Maine, et al. v. Gina McCarthy, et al., No. 14-264, D. Maine).

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