Unfinished Business: Restoring Water Quality in Delaware

Delaware Lawyer, p. 14, Spring 1998

Posted: 7 Aug 2009 Last revised: 18 Nov 2013

James May

Widener University Delaware Law School

Date Written: March 1, 1998

Abstract

This article tells the story of an historic lawsuit to protect clean water, habitat and rare plant and animal species in Delaware. Although the state’s coastal tourism thrives, many of the waters in Delaware do not meet water quality standards. To combat this issue, the Widener University Law Clinic brought suit in 1996 against the EPA on behalf of several organizations to restore the waters and water quality standards, and protect affected species. This resulted in a 1997 court order to survey waters, develop plans for ones that are not safe, and protect the state’s rarest species in the process by 2007.

Keywords: environmental law, delaware, water pollution, endangered species, water quality

JEL Classification: K32

Suggested Citation

May, James, Unfinished Business: Restoring Water Quality in Delaware (March 1, 1998). Delaware Lawyer, p. 14, Spring 1998. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1444035

James May (Contact Author)

Widener University Delaware Law School ( email )

4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803-0406
United States

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