Judge: Groups' CWA Suit Does Not Trigger Duty To Enforce Permit Violations

Judge: Groups' CWA Suit Does Not Trigger Duty To Enforce Permit Violations

TRENTON, N.J. - A federal judge in New Jersey on April 30 dismissed a Clean Water Act (CWA) lawsuit filed by two environmental groups after finding that he lacked jurisdiction over the case because the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has discretion over deciding whether a number municipalities in New Jersey violated permits over storm water discharges (Delaware Riverkeeper Network, et al. v. United States Department of Environmental Protection, et al., No. 11-04302, D. N.J.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 59888).

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