, EPA nixes Montana’s new water quality standards, Salmon Club Iceland

The Environmental Protection Agency thwarted Montana lawmakers’ attempt to loosen water quality standards yesterday, telling the state that it acted out of turn by adopting a new regulatory framework without first obtaining federal approval.

In a May 10 letter to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, the EPA asserted that a law passed by the Montana Legislature last year runs afoul of the federal Clean Water Act.

LINK (via Montana Free Press)


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