Midwestern States are starting to feel the fallout form U.S. EPA's recent announcement that they are encouraged to develop numeric water quality criteria for the nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus in receiving waters.  What are the issues?  What are states like Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky doing or not doing to comply?  Where have environmental groups already filed suit and where are other battles expected?  Read my article for answers to these questions and links to useful information.