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EPA Repeals 2015 Clean Water Rule
On September 12, 2019, the EPA signed a final rule repealing the Obama-era 2015 Clean Water Rule
United States
24 Sep 2019
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EPA Announces Six National Compliance Initiatives For 2020-2023
In June 2019, the U.S. EPA's Office of Enforcement & Compliance Assurance announced that it has selected six National Compliance Initiatives
United States
25 Jul 2019
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Federal Judge Blocks Obama Administration Wetlands, Waters Rule
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas ruled on May 28, 2019 that the Obama administration erred when it crafted the Waters of the U.S. ("WOTUS") regulation
United States
13 Jun 2019
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New Rules On Lead Drinking Water Standards Delayed
The US EPA announced on February 25, that new drinking water regulations aimed at eliminating lead in water supplies have been returned to the US EPA's staffers for revision.
United States
8 Mar 2019
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Public Hearing Scheduled For Trump's Water Rule Proposal
The U.S. EPA announced on February 6 plans to hold public hearings in Kansas City on February 27 and 28 to discuss the Trump administration's attempt to clarify ...
United States
19 Feb 2019
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Additional Stormwater Regulation On The Horizon In California—And Elsewhere?
After a ruling by Judge Stephen V. Wilson of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California in Los Angeles Waterkeeper, et al v. Pruitt, et al, case number 2:17-cv-03454 (August 9, 2018).
United States
6 Nov 2018
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Congress Approves America's Drinking Water Infrastructure Act
On September 13, 2018 the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved the America's Water Infrastructure Act.
United States
12 Oct 2018
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Georgia Court Of Appeals Interprets Narrative Water Quality Standard For Odor And Color
At issue in Altamaha Riverkeeper, Inc. v. Rayonier Performance Fibers, LLC et al., 2018 WL 2947915, Case No. A18A0594 (Ga. App. June 13, 2018), was the definition of the phrase "interferes with legitimate water uses" in the narrative standard established by Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. r. 391-3-6-.03 (5)(c).
United States
24 Jul 2018
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Federal Appellate Court Rules That CWA Applies To Groundwater Discharges
On February 1, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision concluding that the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) applies to claims involving the discharge of pollutants...
United States
7 Mar 2018
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EPA Must Consider Banning Drinking Water Flouridation
The petition to ban the use of fluoride in drinking water now goes back to EPA for further action.
United States
7 Feb 2018
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Supreme Court Rules Challenges To WOTUS Rule Must Be Brought In District Court
In a unanimous decision issued on January 22, 2018, the Supreme Court held that challenges to the WOTUS Rule must be reviewed first in federal district court, reversing the Sixth Circuit's ruling with instructions...
United States
24 Jan 2018
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Federal Court In Rhode Island Invalidates Superfund Unilateral Administrative Order
The U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island has agreed with a PRP that portions of a Unilateral Administrative Order (UAO) for cleanup of the Centredale Manor Restoration Project Superfund Site...
United States
3 Nov 2017
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TVA Appeals U.S. District Court Order For Removal Of Coal Ash
The TVA has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to review an August 4 Order by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee to dig up and remove coal ash...
United States
18 Oct 2017
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Georgia Federal Court Rules That CWA Applies To Groundwater Discharges
On May 12, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia issued a decision concluding that the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) applies to claims involving the discharge of pollutants...
United States
30 Aug 2017
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New EPA Water Infrastructure Finance Website Open
On July 26, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opened a web based portal to assist municipalities, counties and communities in identifying grant, loan and other financial sources for infrastructure.
United States
16 Aug 2017
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President Trump's EPA Sends Repeal Of WOTUS Rule For OMB Review
The first rule sent by the Trump Administration's EPA to the Office of Management and Budget for review is the proposed repeal of the Obama EPA's "Waters of the U.S." jurisdiction rule under...
United States
19 May 2017
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Tax-Exempt Financing For Waste Disposal/Recovery And Wastewater Treatment
Tax-exempt bond financing is available for certain water and sewage, solid waste disposal/recovery project, waste-to-energy projects, and wastewater treatment projects.
United States
4 May 2017
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Federal Court Rules That CWA Does Not Apply To Groundwater Discharges
Given the conflicting decisions, it is very likely that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will soon address the CWA-groundwater pathway issue.
United States
2 May 2017
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President Trump Issues Executive Order Regarding Waters Of The U.S. Rule
President Donald Trump on February 28, 2017, issued an Executive Order directing review and revision or rescission of the "Clean Water Rule: Definition of ‘Waters of the United States,'"
United States
17 Mar 2017
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High Court Rules In Favor Of Landowners, Over Army Corps Of Engineers Objections, On Designating Waters Of The United States
In an 8-0 decision, the United States Supreme Court held that designating a property as a Water of the United States was a final agency action.
United States
6 Jun 2016
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