Tuesday, July 7, 2015

'Diet' upheld

Appeals court upholds Chesapeake Bay pollution limits

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Baltimore Sun

A federal appeals court upheld Monday the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to order pollution reductions by Maryland and all the other states that drain into the Chesapeake Bay. In a 60-page ruling, the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia brushed aside challenges from agricultural and home building groups to the "pollution diet" that EPA imposed for the bay in 2010.

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Hudson River called a health risk

Bergen County Record

Some of the most polluted water in the Hudson River is found in the New York City and New Jersey section of the waterway, according to an analysis of 6,000 water samples taken over seven years by the Hudson Riverkeeper.

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W.Va. trout hanging tough, report says

Charleston Gazette

Compared to other parts of the country, West Virginia has retained its native trout better than most. So said a recently released report, “The State of the Trout,” which documents where native trout historically were found, where they no longer exist, and why they disappeared.

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