Tag:pollution

U.S. Judge’s Decision in Long-Running Hawai’i Clean Water Act Case May Launch Era of New Permit Requirements for Dischargers of Pollution to Groundwater

A long battle over a Hawai’i local government’s pollution to the ocean via groundwater ended late last week with a federal judge’s order making clear that the discharges are illegal if not authorized by regulators.

WOTUS Odyssey, Part 2: Obama and Trump Take Different Paths, Biden Makes Third Effort

On June 7 regulatory agencies acknowledged a need to repeal NWPR to make improvements in the regulatory definition of WOTUS.

WOTUS Odyssey, Part I: Supreme Court Creates Confusion Over Waters of the U.S. Reach

The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers will soon attempt again to clarify the reach of their regulatory power over U.S. waterways.

2nd Circuit Climate Ruling May Indicate Trouble for Colorado Cases

A decision by a New York-based federal appeals court has raised the prospect that litigation filed by two Colorado counties and the city of...

Biden Administration Expected to Bring Change to Environmental Policy

Joe Biden's EPA will face a daunting task in restoring the nation’s system of environmental regulation and confronting a climate crisis.