- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 3, 2019

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.


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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.



An Associated Press request for comment to the EPA was not immediately returned Tuesday. A spokeswoman for the Department of Natural Resources declined to comment, citing the pending lawsuit.

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