DEP outlines a path for Pa. to hit ‘100 percent’ of Chesapeake Bay pollution reduction goal
The announcement by the state Department of Environmental Protection comes after a litany of criticism and legal challenges from neighboring states Virginia and Maryland, the District of Columbia, and environmental advocacy groups that the Keystone State wasn’t meeting its fair share of the cleanup burden.
Bay states file suit against EPA for failing to hold Pa., N.Y. accountable for Chesapeake Bay restoration targets
The lawsuit has been in the works since May, when the three-jurisdiction coalition notified the EPA it intended to sue the agency. Federal law requires any party attempting to take legal action against a federal agency to first notify the government and then wait at least 60 days before filing a suit to provide an opportunity to resolve the dispute outside of court.
Md., other states push EPA to force stricter pollution standards for Pa. power plants
The regional Ozone Transport Commission voted 9-2 on June 3 to send Maryland’s petition to the EPA. Pennsylvania and Virginia voted no, while New York and Maine abstained.