Pollution penalties

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

In a strategy laid out in draft form Monday, the Obama administration listed possible punishments for states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed that miss their deadlines for reducing pollution.

-- The EPA could formally object to state-issued permits for farms, sewage plants or city stormwater systems.

-- The EPA could try to stop suburban developments that would add pollution to rivers already declared "impaired."

-- The EPA could cut off millions of dollars in federal funding that states receive for programs to reduce water pollution.

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