(AP) The federal government’s $1 billion loan guarantee for the $20 billion Delco water treatment plant has been delayed, and a federal court has issued a stay of its implementation.
The U.S. Supreme Court in July struck down a provision of the federal Clean Water Act that bars the U. S. government from using federal funds to finance a water treatment facility unless the facility has received a waiver from a federal agency.
Delco’s $3.2 billion loan was approved in March, and the plant is supposed to be fully operational by the end of 2019.
But Delco officials say they have not yet received the loan guarantee.
The government has said the delay in getting the loan is because of the “complexity of the project.”
The case is Delco v. U.
States, U. U., No. 20-0268.