First lawsuit filed against Lake Erie Bill of Rights

Published: Feb. 27, 2019 at 9:50 AM EST
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The first lawsuit challenging the voter approved Lake Erie Bill of Rights has been filed in federal court.

The Drewes Family Farm in Custar filed the suit Wednesday morning in US District court in Toledo.

Toledo voters approved the Lake Erie Bill of Rights Tuesday, a measure that gives people the right to sue on behalf of Lake Erie.

In the Drewes' family lawsuit, the family contends that the measure is unconstitutional and unlawful and will put the 5th generation family farm at risk.

The suit says the Lake Erie Bill of Rights puts the Drewes Family at risk of massive liability if any fertilizer runoff enters the Lake Erie watershed.

This is a developing story. Stay with 13abc as we get more information.