consent decree

MSD consent decree
12:21 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Federal judge approves MSD consent decree

A federal judge has approved a consent decree that requires the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to spend almost $5 billion on removing illegal sewer bypasses, like the one pictured here.
(courtesy of Ted Heisel/Missouri Coalition for the Environment)

Updated at 5:45 with statement from the Attorney General's office.

Updated at 2:00 with comments from MSD, Missouri Coalition for the Environment.

A federal judge in Missouri has given her approval to a consent decree that requires the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to make billions of dollars in improvements to settle Clean Water Act violations.

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MSD settlement
3:31 pm
Thu August 4, 2011

Court to review settlement over MSD Clean Water Act violations

Under a consent decree given court approval today, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District will have to eliminate 200 of illegal sewer bypasses like this one by 2033.
(via Ted Heisel/Missouri Coalition for the Environment)

A consent decree that will settle a four-year-old lawsuit against the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District over violations of the Clean Water Act is a step closer to taking effect.

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