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Controlling pollution by 65%, 50%, 39% -- and falling
By Ken Midkiff
COLUMBIA, Mo 8/20/14 (Op Ed) -- Back in 1998, the Sierra Club and the American Canoe Association filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failure to conduct a required study -- the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) of pollutants Hinkson Creek can handle while still meeting Federal water quality guidelines.
-- then director of the Sierra Club Water Sentinels -- and I were the lead plaintiff contacts on the lawsuit over the creek, which flows through Columbia and had been on the
Federal Impaired Waterbody
list for years.
We won in 2000, when a Federal court ordered EPA to conduct a TMDL study complete with remediation recommendations, by December 31, 2010. The EPA delegated (i.e. punted) the ta...
As utility rates and local taxes soar, how much more can Columbia handle?
COLUMBIA, Mo 8/17/14 (Op Ed) -- "Opus will build in downtown Columbia," reads a recent KOMU headline .
Patriotic lipstick on a corporate pig
by Ken Midkif...