Mid-Atlantic (DC DE MD PA VA WV)

"Manchin Expected To Sue EPA Over Mining Permits"

"Gov. Joe Manchin has scheduled a press conference Wednesday morning where he is expected to announce that the state is filing suit against the federal government over the Obama administration's crackdown on mountaintop removal coal mining." Democrat Manchin, once considered a shoo-in for Robert Byrd's Senate seat, is now struggling to keep up with Republican candidate John Raese.

Source: Charleston Gazette, 10/06/2010

"Potomac River Cleaner but Wastewater Upgrades Still Required"

EPA has reissued the operating permit for the world's largest sewage treatment plant -- Blue Plains, which handles sewage from most of the DC metro area. Despite huge improvements in the Potomac River since the 1960s, Blue Plains needs to reduce its nitrogen discharge another 45 percent to protect the Chesapeake Bay.

Source: ENS, 09/14/2010

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