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No More Free Passes for Water Polluters: CLF Sues EPA to Force Clean Up of Massachusetts and Rhode Island Waters
The Charles River is one of New England’s most iconic waterways – it also may be our most notorious thanks to its history as one of the dirtiest rivers in the country. Decades of efforts to clean up the river have brought some gains, yes, but the Charles is still far from achieving the water…
“While toxic runoff from large parking lots and industrial campuses continues to poison the Charles River, EPA has let the worst polluters off the hook.” said CLF President Bradley Campbell.
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The Charles River was once one of the dirtiest rivers in the country. Today, thanks to CLF and Charles River Watershed Association, Massachusetts’ iconic river is on the mend. But despite these decades-long cleanup efforts, we still have a ways to go to rejuvenate the Charles River.
In February, CLF and the Charles River Watershed Association filed a notice of intent to sue the EPA for failing to uphold the Clean Water Act and requiring large, privately owned stormwater polluters to obtain permits for their dirty discharge. EPA’s responsibility is clear: to ensure that our waterways are safe for drinking, swimming, and fishing. The…
Making polluters pay is crucial to protecting New England waterways. Conservation Law Foundation is continuing to press for the shared accountability and investment that will restore the region’s and the nation’s rivers, lakes, streams, and ponds to health for all to enjoy.