EIP Gives Notice of Intent to Sue National Archives Administration for Violations of the Clean Water Act

Washington, D.C. December 17, 2015 — The Environmental Integrity Project, on behalf of its client, the Anacostia Riverkeeper, has provided notice of intent to sue the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for chronically discharging pollutants, such as copper, to the Anacostia River and ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay, through an unnamed tributary of Paint Branch from its facility in College Park, MD.

NARA has also failed to properly monitor and report the pollutants in its discharges, as required by its Clean Water Act permit, in addition to NARA’s discharge violations. These violations have injured the health, environmental, aesthetic, and economic interests of the Anacostia Riverkeeper and its members. Due to the high number and repetitive nature of the violations, NARA will continue to harm the Anacostia River and its watershed if left unchecked.

For the notice of intent letter, click here.

For the attachments to the letter, click here.