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Clean Water Act Jurisdiction Under the Newly Issued Clean Water Rule
Posted on 21 Jul 2015 by GreenbergTraurig

More than 40 years after Congress passed the landmark Clean Water Act, the jurisdictional reach of that statute remains a contentious legal and political issue. By prohibiting the discharge of pollutants to “navigable waters” without a permit... Read More

Is that Wetland Jurisdictional? A Practical Guide to the New Clean Water Rule
Posted on 14 Oct 2015 by Williams Mullen

By Channing J. Martin , Partner, Williams Mullen The Clean Water Rule recently issued by EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers defines the scope of federal jurisdiction over wetlands and other “waters of the United States.” It became effective... Read More

Final Version of Controversial Clean Water Rule Announced: Does EPA Have Jurisdiction Over Your Ditch?
Posted on 22 Jul 2015 by Allison Torrence

On May 29, 2015, the Obama administration released the final version of its highly controversial Clean Water Rule. President Obama declared that the new rule “will provide the clarity and certainty businesses and industry need about which waters... Read More

Cheese Whey Spill: $80,000 Fine
Posted on 2 Jul 2015 by Dianne Saxe

By Meredith James Even seemingly innocuous substances, like human food and drink, can be hazardous to the natural environment. And spills of food and drink must be reported. Silani Sweet Cheese Limited manufactures a cheese at a facility in Bradford... Read More