Lawsuit Claims EPA Lax on Charles River Polluters
February 26, 2016
WGBH.org: The Conservation Law Foundation has sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accusing the EPA of failing to take steps to protect the Charles River from chemical runoff. The legal action comes after both sides tried to reach a negotiated settlement.
The dispute is about fertilizers, pesticides, and everything else we put on the ground that washes off into rivers and streams. Experts say that runoff feeds the growth of harmful algae that smothers other life, creating so-called dead zones.
Watch a video on boating on the Charles River.