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 Prot... ...[read more]
February 27, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnists Eric Delio and George Thompson, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2013, analyze Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. and its potential impact...The recent US Supreme Court case, Los Angeles County Flood Control ...[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]
January 6, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On January 6, 2009, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit rejected a final rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which would have allowed certain pesticides to be exempt from a federal permitting process for dumping into water. Both environmental and industry groups ...[read more]
December 5, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Tuesday. In Sebelius v. Auburn Regional Medical Center the court heard arguments on whether a 180-day statutory time limit for filing an appeal with the Provider Reimbursement Review Board (PRRB) from a final Medicare payment determination, ...[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]
August 2, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The US District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday ruled that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) infringed on the authority given to state regulators by the Clean Water Act, the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) and other surface-mining laws when the agency ...[read more]
October 2, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On October 2, 2008, nine US states and the Canadian province of Manitoba sued the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), alleging that an EPA regulation allowed the discharge of polluted waters in violation of the Clean Water Act. The lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the Southern ...[read more]

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