Judge rules EPA must explain its role in Mississippi watershed

Author: Amy Volk | Posted: 9/24/2013

EPA must provide a more detailed defense for letting states take the lead on water-quality controls in the Mississippi River watershed. Depending on the outcome, farmers across the Midwest and Great Plains could be facing the same kind of water-quality pressures that farmers face in the Chesapeake Bay.

A federal judge in Louisiana has ruled EPA must respond to a five-year-old request from environmental groups to consider tougher pollution controls on chemicals such as nitrogen and phosphorus in the Mississippi River basin.

Source: DTN Progressive Farmer