Everyone has the right to a day in court, but enough is enough.
This week a panel of the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the “pollution diet” imposed by the federal Environmental Protection Agency five years ago. The judges rejected arguments by the American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Association of Home Builders and others that the rules — which by 2025 will put specific limits on runoff from farms and new development — exceeded the EPA’s authority under the 43-year-old Clean Water Act. Both the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the City of Annapolis were parties to the case, supporting the EPA.
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