Court Finds New York State’s Program to Stem Biggest Source of Water Pollution Too Lax

Jan 24th, 2012 | By | Category: General

A state court has ruled that New York State is failing to take legally required steps to clean up one of the biggest sources of pollution in its waterways — stormwater runoff.

The January 10th decision of the Westchester County Supreme Court comes in a lawsuit NRDC filed in 2010, which challenged a statewide “general permit” for stormwater discharges from municipal sewers. The court ordered the agency to fix several major flaws in the permit, to ensure all Clean Water Act requirements are met.

For more on this story, visit: Court Finds New York State’s Program to Stem Biggest Source of Water Pollution Too Lax | Larry Levine’s Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC.

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