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Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. v. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

A district court denied a motion to reconsider its 2018 ruling that gave EPA discretion as to how to establish a new TMDL for trash in the Anacostia River. An environmental group argued that little progress had been made since the 2018...

Anacostia Riverkeeper, Inc. v. Wheeler

ELR Case

A district court vacated TMDLs that were established by the District of Columbia for E. Coli bacteria in portions of the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers and approved by EPA in 2014. Environmental groups challenged EPA's approval, arguing...

District of Columbia v. Potomac Electric Power Co.

ELR Case

A district court denied environmental groups' motion to intervene in a proposed consent decree resolving the District of Columbia's lawsuit against a power company alleging PCB contamination in the Anacostia River, but allowed the...

Anacostia Riverkeeper v. Jackson

ELR Case

A district court held that EPA's approval of a sediments and total suspended solids (TSS) TMDL for the Anacostia River in Maryland and Washington, D.C., was arbitrary and capricious. When developing a TMDL for a particular pollutant,...