Surfrider demands that federal and state agencies take action to stop U.S. Steel’s water pollution

Surfrider demands that federal and state agencies take action to stop U.S. Steel’s water pollution

Today, the Surfrider Foundation and the City of Chicago are demanding that federal and state officials act swiftly to stop U.S. Steel’s continued water quality violations at its Portage, Indiana steel manufacturing plant. Surfrider’s CEO, Dr. Chad Nelsen, and Chicago Mayor, Lori Lightfoot, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Administrator Cathy Stepp, Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Commissioner Bruno L. Pigott, and U.S. Steel, calling the agencies’ attention to systemic problems with water protection in Northwest Indiana and calling for the agencies to do better in their still-pending enforcement action against U.S. Steel.