March 21, 2013
by Jerry Votava
The US Supreme Court ruled 8-0 Wednesday in Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NDEC) that 33 USC § 1369 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) is not a jurisdictional bar to suits seeking to invalidate certain agency decisions, and an amendment to regulations made by the Environmental ...[read more]
February 20, 2013
by Keith Herting
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on Tuesday ruled that 810,000 barrels of oil collected by British Petroleum (BP) immediately following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill will not be used in calculations to determine damages under the Clean Water Act (CWA) ...[read more]
February 14, 2013
by Keith Herting
A federal judge on Thursday accepted the guilty plea of Transocean Deepwater Inc. along with a criminal settlement of $400 million and $1 billion in civil penalties for the company's violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA) during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Judge Jane Triche Milazzo of ...[read more]
January 9, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Tuesday in Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council that water flowing through a concrete channel from different points in the river does not create a pollutant under the Clean Water Act (CWA). Justice Ruth Bader ...[read more]
November 26, 2012
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Roderick Walston of Best Best & Krieger says that municipal stormwater systems should not be held to the same lofty standards as other dischargers under the Clean Water Act because municipalities do not have ample control over the release of pollutants into passing ...[read more]
June 22, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Monday in Coeur Alaska, Inc. v. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council and Alaska v. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council that the US Army Corps of Engineers may issue a permit for discharge of fill material otherwise subject to limitations under Sections 301 or 306 ...[read more]
December 23, 2007
by Michael Sung
The Guard Publishing Company d/b/a The Register-Guard and Eugene Newspaper Guild, CWA Lo-cal 37194., National Labor Relations Board, December 16, 2007. Read the full text of the decision. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
March 14, 2006
by Tom Henry
Leading Tuesday's environmental law news, the Iowa Administrative Rules Review Committee has agreed to allow a set of water quality rules to go into effect on March 22. The rules will bring Iowa into compliance with the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). Amongst other differences, Iowa laws had ...[read more]
February 21, 2006
by Tom Henry
In Tuesday's environmental news, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in three cases that challenge the limits of the Clean Water Act (CWA). The court heard consolidated arguments in Rapanos v. United States and Carabell v. US Army Corps of Engineers, challenges to the federal government... ...[read more]
February 3, 2005
by Chris Buell
Conservative groups have applauded several legal reforms and initiatives proposed by President Bush Wednesday night in his State of the Union address, in particular his renewed support for a federal constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage and his call for restrictions on abortion and ...[read more]

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