Will EPA drop its Clean Water Act lawsuit against Colorado Springs?

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In the Independent's latest issue, we report that litigants in the EPA lawsuit against the city have expressed concern the federal agency might be willing to dump the case. In a March 26 letter to the EPA, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and two other agencies that have intervened in the case note that downstream communities and farmers "have borne the brunt of the City of Colorado Springs' years of noncompliance" with the Clean Water Act and its stormwater discharge permit, as well as the Colorado Water Quality Control Act. The intervenors are Pueblo County and the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy District. This noncompliance takes the form of: • Continuing failure to require installation of permanent...

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Will EPA drop its Clean Water Act lawsuit against Colorado Springs?

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