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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