Judge: EPA overstepped authority with stormwater regulation

01/8/2013 | Washington Post, The

A federal judge found in favor of Virginia in a lawsuit over an attempt by the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate stormwater as a pollutant. Such regulation would exceed the EPA's power under the Clean Water Act, Judge Liam O'Grady ruled. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said that compliance with such rules would cost $300 million or more for Fairfax County and $70 million for the state Department of Transportation.

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