The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is facing a possible legal challenge from a large number of central Pennsylvania muncipalities. The proposed lawsuit stems from the Department's Chesapeake Bay clean-up strategy. The Department has mandated 183 sewage treatment plants to spend as much as $1 billion to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus discharges. Currently, 40 municipalities have voted to join the legal action.
A story in The Patriot News on the action can be found at www.pennlive.com/news/patriotnews