I can’t think of a city in the U.S. more environmentally irresponsible and socially selfish than Worcester, Mass. It is a regional and national embarrassment, fouling downstream communities all the way to Providence, Rhode Island. If it had invested the taxpayer money it has squandered in its failed and frivolous lawsuits against the EPA in an effort to duck its legal and moral responsibilities under the Clean Water Act, it would have more than paid for the modest upgrades in sewage treatment that law requires it to undertake. It has consistently lied about what those costs would be. Finally a federal court has stuffed the city.

Worcester: WE TOLD YOU SO. Now shut up and clean up! www.telegram.com/article/20120807/NEWS/108079969/1116