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Environmental Group to Sue EPA Over Bay Pollution

Chesapeake Bay Watershed
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A conservation group says it's preparing to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to enforce the Clean Water Act relating to pollution limits for the Chesapeake Bay.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation announced Monday that it is preparing a notice of intent to sue the EPA, because the agency has failed to take action for what the foundation is describing as an inadequate pollution reduction plan from Pennsylvania.

Foundation President Will Baker says failing to hold Pennsylvania accountable undermines progress made in recent years to fight pollution in the nation's largest estuary.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.