Environment & Energy Report

Maryland’s Chesapeake Suit Could Go Straight to Supreme Court (1)

Jan. 9, 2020, 7:17 PMUpdated: Jan. 9, 2020, 9:55 PM

Maryland is preparing to sue Pennsylvania over pollution runoff into the Chesapeake Bay, and their legal fight could go directly to the Supreme Court, attorneys said.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) told his state’s attorney general to “prepare a strategy for litigation” against both the Keystone State and the EPA over what he alleges is a failure to enforce water pollution restrictions in the Chesapeake watershed.

“The EPA currently appears to have no intention of taking the necessary action to ensure Pennsylvania’s compliance with its commitments,” Hogan wrote to Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) in a Jan. 8...

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