HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge in Pennsylvania is rejecting a bid by farm industry and home builders' groups to block U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pollution limits designed to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
U.S. District Court Judge Sylvia Rambo ruled Friday that the EPA had the authority to set standards to reduce levels of nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment in rivers that drain into the bay and harm its ecology.
Rambo's 99-page decision also rejected complaints that the EPA's process and science were flawed.
The EPA called the ruling "a victory for the 17 million people in the Chesapeake Bay watershed." The Chesapeake Bay Foundation called it "a great day for clean water in the region."
The American Farm Bureau, which originally filed the suit in 2011, had no immediate comment.
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An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.