Vermont activists want EPA to take lead on wastewater cleanup

By Louis Porter
Vermont Press Bureau – Published: July 23, 2010

MONTPELIER — Saying the state is still not doing enough to enforce the Federal Clean Water Act, an environmental group renewed its push Wednesday for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to take over that job.

If the EPA agrees, and that decision may be some time off, it could have a significant effect on large farms, municipal wastewater plants and on the state’s Agency of Natural Resources that now has that authority. If EPA does not act soon, his organization may file a federal lawsuit to force it to, said Chris Kilian, head of the environmental law nonprofit in Vermont

“The reality is the pollution problems are continuing,” Kilian said. “There has really been no change in the intervening two years on the enforcement issues.”

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http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20100723/NEWS03/707239852/1004/NEWS03

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