Bay Foundation Settles EPA Suit | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Bay Foundation Settles EPA Suit

Play associated audio

By ALEX DOMINGUEZ Associated Press Writer

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has settled its lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, calling it a "game changer" for the health of the nation's largest estuary.

The foundation sued the federal agency over the slow pace of the cleanup efforts, but put the suit on hold while the EPA developed a restoration strategy.

The settlement announced Tuesday in Annapolis comes a day before the EPA is to announce the strategy mandated last year by a presidential executive order.

The foundation says that unlike previous agreements, the settlement is a legally enforceable commitment that requires EPA to take specific actions to cut bay pollution.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

NPR

David Fincher Talks 'Gone Girl,' Avoids Spoilers (Hooray!)

The director, whose previous work includes Fight Club and The Social Network, talks to NPR's Audie Cornish about the challenges of taking Gillian Flynn's intimate drama from the page to the screen.
NPR

From Kale To Pale Ale, A Love Of Bitter May Be In Your Genes

Researchers have found a gene that affects how strongly you experience bitter flavors. And those who aren't as sensitive eat about 200 more servings of vegetables per year.
NPR

Top Spending PAC Aims To Keep The Senate In Democratic Hands

Senate Majority PAC, run by allies of Senate Majority Leader Reid, is the top-spending superPAC in the midterm election season. Its donors are essentially a compilation of the party's big-donor base.
NPR

Tech Firms Chip Away At Credit Cards' Share Of Transactions

Companies including PayPal and Apple are competing to convince merchants and consumers to use their swipe-and-go mobile payment systems. Credit card breaches may speed up the use of digital wallets.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.