On April 18, 2019, Commissioners from Lucas County, Ohio filed a law suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accusing EPA of “long-standing and indefensible failure” to address algal toxins by not enforcing the Clean Water Act. They sued EPA over algae blooms that regularly taint Lake Erie and threaten the Toledo area’s drinking water in the summertime. The western shores of Lake Erie, where Toledo is located have comparatively warm, shallow waters, making the environment conducive to bloom development. The lawsuit was announced during a news conference inside Middlegrounds Metropark, which is located along the Maumee River. Since Toledo’s 2014 algal bloom crisis, millions of dollars from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other federal agencies have been given to the state of Ohio. However, Tina Skeldon-Wozniak, Board President, Lucas County Commissioners indicated she and the other commissioners are not appeased by this funding and the lawsuit calls for a more aggressive Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) cleanup strategy.