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A group of environmentalists have filed a lawsuit against the state of New York over plans to borrow funds from the state’s clean water program to provide a $511 million loan to the Tappan Zee Replacement Bridge project. The environmentalists are concerned that this funding plan could set a dangerous national precedent if it is allowed to proceed. In September, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced they would only authorize $29 million from the clean water program for the bridge project and the state may appeal the EPA’s decision.