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BP Agrees To Pay $18.7 Billion To Resolve Claims Over Gulf Oil Spill
Posted on 2 Jul 2015 by Shane Dilworth

NEW ORLEANS — (Mealey’s) BP Exploration & Production Inc. will pay $18.7 billion over the course of 18 years to resolve Clean Water Act (CWA) and natural resource damages claims from the federal government and states of Alabama, Florida... Read More

High Court Hears Couple's Arguments Challenging Clean Water Act Order
Posted on 11 Jan 2012 by Shane Dilworth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A couple told the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 9 that their inability to challenge an Environmental Protection Agency order issued under the Clean Water Act (CWA) violated their due process rights and the Administrative... Read More

High Court Says Couple Can Seek Review Of EPA's Compliance Order
Posted on 21 Mar 2012 by Shane Dilworth

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on March 21 unanimously found that an Idaho couple could file a lawsuit challenging a compliance order issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act (CWA) because... Read More

Oil Spill MDL Judge: BP, Andarko Liable Under Clean Water Act
Posted on 23 Feb 2012 by Shane Dilworth

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) The federal judge in Louisiana presiding over litigation stemming from the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig and ensuing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico held Feb. 22 that BP PLC and Andarko Petroleum Co. are liable... Read More

Well Investor Agrees To Pay $90 Million To Resolve Gulf Oil Spill Claims
Posted on 21 Feb 2012 by Shane Dilworth

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) MOEX Offshore 2007 LLC has agreed to pay $90 million to resolve liability and pay civil penalties under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to settle claims asserted against it by the government and five states over the explosion of... Read More

Williams Mullen: Clean Water Rule Opens Litigation Floodgates
Posted on 9 Jul 2015 by Williams Mullen

By A. Keith "Kip" McAlister, Jr. | With much fanfare, EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) recently issued a final rule clarifying which bodies of water are “waters of the United States” protected under the... Read More

Duane Morris LLP: U.S. District Court Preliminarily Enjoins EPA and ACOE ‘Waters of the United States’ Final Rule
Posted on 9 Sep 2015 by Duane Morris LLP

On August 27, 2015, a federal district judge in North Dakota preliminarily enjoined the final rule of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE), titled "Clean Water Rule: Definition of Waters of the United... Read More

9th Circuit Narrows Circumstances Under Which Attorney Fees Won’t Be Awarded In CWA Litigation
Posted on 8 Jun 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

The Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance sued the City of Seward, Alaska, for violation of the CWA in discharging pollutants without an NPDES permit from both the small boat harbor and the industrial park. About 9 months later, both parties filed MSJ;... Read More