AG POLICY NEWS
Water-Quality Cases Add Up
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Sep 24, 2013 06:37 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- EPA must provide a more detailed defense for letting states take the lead on water-quality controls in the Mississippi River watershed.

Depending on the outcome, farmers across the Midwest and Great Plains could be facing the same kind of water-quality pressures that farmers face in the Chesapeake Bay.

A federal judge in Louisiana has ruled EPA must respond to a five-year-old request from environmental groups to consider tougher pollution controls on chemicals such as nitrogen and phosphorus in the Mississippi River basin.

In the federal court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Judge Jay Zainey ruled EPA ...

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