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]
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]
January 29, 2010
by Steve Dotterer
US President Barack Obama on Friday ordered the federal government to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 28 percent by 2020. The reduction is pursuant to Executive Order 13514, signed by Obama in October. The order provides, in part:It is therefore the policy of the United States that Federal ...[read more]
April 13, 2006
by Tom Henry
Leading Thursday's environmental law brief, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court has ruled that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has the authority to adopt stormwater rules that create 300 foot buffers along designated reservoirs, rivers, and ...[read more]
September 16, 2004
by Tom Henry
In Thursday's environmental law news, the EPA has announced that New Hampshire company Pilgrim Foods, Inc. has agreed to pay $190,000 plus interest for violating the Clean Water Act- in this instance, discharging wastewater over a period of many years into a stream on the company’s ...[read more]

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