Washington Attorney General Ferguson Sues Trump Administration Over Reversal of Water Quality Protections
EPA’s revision violates Clean Water Act, lawsuit argues
OLYMPIA, WA (STL.News) – Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to revise Washington’s water quality standards. These standards, which apply specifically to Washington, are used to determine how clean the state’s waters must be in order to protect human health.
Revising the standards now, the lawsuit argues, would create confusion and disrupt the work Washington has already completed to meet the standards.