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Politics Muddy Drinking Water Standards

Ready to enact new safe drinking water standards, a government agency received research from a panel of renowned scientists.

But instead of adopting the group's recommendations, the government ignored the research and adopted a regulation based on a politically motivated rationale.

The move would have raised water rates and threatened the business of the chemical suppliers who keep our water safe.

Closely monitoring the rulemaking process, Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. anticipated the government's planned action — and planned a strategy based on sound science.

The day the rule came out, our attorneys were at the courthouse filing a challenge.

We made the case that the government had to use the "best available science," not the most expedient. The court agreed and sound science prevailed. It is now the standard used by courts.