May 27, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) - An organization representing sewer authorities nationwide says it is also seeking to join a court fight over Chesapeake Bay restoration.
The National Association of Clean Water Agencies says it has also filed a motion to intervene in the suit by the American Farm Bureau against the Environmental Protection Agency. The association says it is seeking to protect the interests of municipal agencies and defend the EPA's authority to address all sources of pollution, including agriculture.
Environmental groups led by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation announced Wednesday that they are asking a federal judge to let them to join the court fight.
Association director Ken Kirk says his organization has some concerns about the EPA's strategy, but is much more concerned with attempts by the plaintiffs to walk away from the process.