Water Activist Groups Sue USEPA On Tap Water Safety

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NEW YORK NY, United States

Three US NGOs filed a lawsuit January 30 against the Trump Administration's US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), claiming that the agency has failed to meet its mandatory obligations under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) to identify unregulated contaminants for monitoring and/or regulation, regulate those contaminants, and review and revise existing drinking water regulations, all according to a timetable mandated by the US Congress.

The Waterkeeper Alliance, Waterkeepers Chesapeake, and California Coastkeeper Alliance suit claims  that the USEPA has failed to perform these mandatory legal obligations and is unnecessarily putting people’s health and lives at risk.