ACLE/LEA and Environmental Law & Policy Center vs USEPA
 
Filings are in chronological order, starting with the most recent. 

Many, but not all, filings in these two cases are posted below. For a complete listing, consult the federal court docket case numbers 3:17-cv-01514-JGC and 3:19-cv-00295-JGC 

LEA Pulls Out of Landmark Federal Lawsuit

"We believe it is the principled thing for us to do."

Read Judge Carr's decision striking down the U.S. EPA's motion to dismiss our Feb. 2019 complaint

ACLE FILES NEW SUIT TO MAKE USEPA DO ITS JOB, February 7, 2019

U.S. DISTRICT COURT JUDGE CARR'S DECISION DISMISSING OUR LAWSUIT

Click on title to read it

See also: Blade article

ACLE/ELPC "NOTICE TO SUE" LETTER TO USEPA

First we had to sue to get the lake declared "impaired." Now we have to sue to get the EPA to do its job and issue a TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) to put an enforceable limit on pollution.

First we had to sue to get the lake declared "impaired." Now we have to sue to get the EPA to do its job and issue a TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) to put an enforceable limit on pollution.

LAWSUIT FILING: ASKING USEPA TO DECLARE OEPA REFUSES TO DO TMDL

"Whether OEPA has made a 'constructive submission' of no Total Maximum Daily Load for western Lake Erie, in violation of Clean Water Act (“CWA”) section 303(d), 33 U.S.C. § 1313(d)"

"Whether OEPA has made a 'constructive submission' of no Total Maximum Daily Load for western Lake Erie, in violation of Clean Water Act (“CWA”) section 303(d), 33 U.S.C. § 1313(d)"

LAWSUIT FILING: CITIES OF TOLEDO AND OREGON REQUEST TO JOIN IN SUPPORT OF ACLE

LAWSUIT FILING: NOTICE TO SUE IF NO TMDL BY SEPT. 16

LAWSUIT FILING: SUPPLEMENTAL MOTION 6/8/18

ACLE/ELPC's motion intends to put a FULL STOP to Ohio's pretense that the Great Lakes Water Quality agreement and other voluntary schemes will work. We intend to stop Ohio's decades-long practice of shielding factory “farms” from accountability in their poisoning of Lake Erie and make Ohio follow the Clean Water Act.

ACLE's motion intends to once and for all put a FULL STOP to Ohio's pretense that the Great Lakes Water Quality agreement and other voluntary schemes will work.  We intend to stop Ohio's decades-long practice of shielding factory ‘farms’ from accountability in their poisoning of Lake Erie and make our state follow the law of the land, the Clean Water Act, to restore Lake Erie

OEPA's Gebhardt: "TMDLs Aren't Necessary"

More proof that OEPA officials are already backing away from Clean Water Act requirements

More proof that OEPA officials are already backing away from Clean Water Act requirements

OEPA's Butler Talks "Mandatory Measures Now Needed" but Backs "Distressed Watershed" Voluntary Approach

But OEPA Director Butler still doubts TMDLs are needed