water quality standards

Maine Public File

Maine's Department of Environmental Protection is pushing back against a report that raises questions about water quality at beaches around the United States. The report from the national advocacy group “Environment America” notes that of 85 sites sampled in Maine, nearly half were unsafe for swimming on at least one day last summer.

AUGUSTA, Maine - As the impasse between Maine and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over water quality standards deepens, the LePage administration is threatening to relinquish some or all of the state's delegated authority to ensure compliance with the Clean Water Act.

AUGUSTA, Maine - In a decision that is being welcomed as "historic" by Maine Indian tribes, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has asked the state of Maine to revise some water quality standards for tribal waters.