Local


Judge Rules in Favor of Fairfax County in EPA Case

by Associated Press posted Jan 3 2013 7:35PM
  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that the Environmental Protection agency exceeded its authority by attempting to regulate stormwater runoff into a Fairfax County creek as a pollutant.
 
     U.S. District Judge Liam O'Grady in Alexandria ruled late Thursday in favor of the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, which challenged EPA's restrictions on the flow of stormwater into Accotink Creek.
 
     The judge agreed with Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, who argued that the EPA was trying to regulate water itself as a pollutant. In his ruling, O'Grady said: "Stormwater runoff is not a pollutant, so EPA is not authorized to regulate it."
 
     Cuccinelli says the ruling could ultimately save Virginia taxpayers more than $300 million.
 
     An EPA spokesman could not be reached for comment after business hours.
 
Filed Under :
Topics : Law_Crime
Location : AlexandriaRichmondVirginia
People : Ken Cuccinelli
01/03/2013 7:35PM
Judge Rules in Favor of Fairfax County in EPA Case
Please Enter Your Comments Below
Title :
Comment :
Sign up now for the St.Jude Give Thanks Walk.
Look Out for Indecent Exposures on Metro
Prince William County Police Department Incident Report
Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office Incident Reports
Fredericksburg Police Department Incident Reports
No Tags Found !