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Wisconsin wins battle with EPA over ballast water

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Wisconsin won a legal battle against the federal EPA Wednesday over invasive species.

A federal appeals court in San Francisco said the EPA exceeded its authority when it said the release of ballast water from ocean-going ships did not violate the Clean Water Act.

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Those releases are blamed for bringing dozens of invasive species to the Great Lakes and elsewhere - predators that gobble up native fish and the plants they live on.

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