Briefly: Federal court rules for EPA, Montana in wastewater case

According to Reuters, a federal appeals court recently ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency did not violate the Clean Water Act by approving Montana’s request to allow three dozen wastewater treatment facilities to discharge more phosphorous and nitrogen into waterways than typically allotted, for up to 17 years. Montana said that it would be cost-prohibitive to require municipal wastewater plants to install reverse osmosis technology to meet the more stringent limits in the near term, and EPA considered those costs when approving the exception to the rule, a consideration upheld by the court.

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