Activists sue EPA over water quality in Missouri lakes

Activists sue EPA over water quality in Missouri lakes

Missouri activists are suing the Environmental Protection Agency over the state's lake water quality. The Missouri Coalition for the Environment is suing the agency for approving what advocates describe as lax regulations for water quality in Missouri lakes. Advocates say the standards will allow unhealthy nitrogen and phosphorous buildup in lakes, which can cause algae blooms.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri activists are suing the Environmental Protection Agency over the state's lake water quality.

The Missouri Coalition for the Environment filed a federal lawsuit against the EPA on Tuesday.

The group is suing the agency for approving what advocates describe as lax regulations for water quality in Missouri lakes.

Advocates say the standards will allow unhealthy nitrogen and phosphorous buildup, which can cause algae blooms.

The Missouri Coalition for the Environment is asking a federal judge to make the EPA disapprove of Missouri's current lake water standards.

Associated Press requests for comment to the EPA and Missouri Department of Natural Resources were not immediately returned Tuesday.

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