“Groups Sue EPA Over ‘Backwards’ Lead Rule”

“Environmental and civil rights groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over a new lead rule critics argue doesn't do enough to remove the lead pipes that contaminate drinking water.

The December rule will speed notification to homeowners who are drinking lead-tainted water and kicks off more robust testing requirements at elementary schools and child care centers.

However, the rule does not force cities to move quickly to replace the estimated 6 million lead service lines across the country that deliver lead-tainted water into homes.”

Rebecca Beitsch reports for The Hill January 15, 2021.