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Enviros Sue To Get The State To Do More To Block Lake Erie Algae Blooms

Feb 11, 2019

Credit cleveland.com

Environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit pushing for more action to prevent toxic algae blooms in the western Lake Erie basin each summer.  

The lawsuit seeks a court order that sets a series of deadlines between now and 2025 for progress on lake protections.The lawsuit says the U.S. EPA isn't moving fast enough and must hold Ohio accountable for reducing the phosphorouus runoff that feeds the algae. The Environmental Law & Policy Center's lawsuit claims Ohio's efforts to prevent blooms have had little impact. The OhiO EPA is reviewing the lawsuit and plans to roll out new initiatives to help the lake.