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Enviro Groups Sue EPA Over Pollution Trading In Bay Plan

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Environmental groups are suing to have pollution trading removed from the federal government's Chesapeake Bay restoration plan, according to the Associated Press.

Food & Water Watch filed suit this week in U.S. District Court along with Friends of the Earth. The groups believe the restoration strategy is not strict enough and wants trading to be eliminated,  Food & Water Watch spokesperson Scott Edwards tells AP.

Pollution trading allows some polluters to buy credits for reductions made by others. Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia already have state programs, but a bay-wide program does not exist.

Supporters argue a trading program could encourage additional emission reductions by allowing the sale of credits. Others say trading must be monitored to guard against fraud and ensure that low-income and minority communities are not disproportionately affected.

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This weekend, D.C. celebrated the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Kojo chats with the civil rights leader and longtime city council member who chaired the D.C. host committee.

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