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Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Against EPA

Publication Date: 
January 13, 2009
Sauk (AP)
Associated Press

Lecturer in Law and Director of the Environmental Law Clinic Deborah Sivas is quoted in an Associated Press article in Sauk about a lawsuit filed against the EPA about insufficient regulations regarding waste water release in U.S. coastal waters. The AP writes:

Environmentalists sued the federal government Monday over new rules that critics say do too little to prevent cargo ships from dumping invasive species into the nation's waterways.


In their lawsuit filed with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, three groups contend the EPA permit's requirements are too weak to meet Clean Water Act standards.

"The law does not allow EPA to do what's politically expedient," said Deborah Sivas, director of the Stanford Law School Environmental Clinic. "It requires what is necessary to protect our waters."