E. coli limits for major D.C. rivers illegal, court rules

“EPA’s pollution limits for Anacostia, Potomac and Rock Creek are too high”

Anacostia Riverkeeper, along with the Kingman Park Civic Association, and the Potomac Riverkeeper Network, have won a lawsuit against the EPA regarding fecal bacteria TMDLs (total maximum daily load). The ruling is a huge win, requiring the TMDLs to be redone within a year to allow “rivers and tributaries are safe for people to canoe, kayak and fish in”. Thanks to Earthjustice attorneys Jennifer Chavez and Seth Johnson for arguing on behalf of all three organizations.

Download the press release here: E.Coli TMDL Ruling Press Release