Thursday, February 7, 2008

DEP Faces Legal Challenge

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

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