Category: Special Topics in Environmental Management

WOTUS / river

A Bipartisan Appeal to Keep Great Lakes Funding

Democrats and Republicans comprise a group of 63 House lawmakers who have written to the heads of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies requesting that about $300 million in funds for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) be included in the 2018 federal budget, the same amount included in the 2017 […]

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Do You Pump Water? You May Be a Polluter

By Steven Hoch, Esq. Groundwater is a precious resource to everyone. When it becomes contaminated because of decades of impact by commercial, industrial, military, or illegal activity, something must be done. But if you are a water supplier that uses that aquifer even if you treat it, your suit against a polluter will come right […]

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Will Scalia’s Rapanos Opinion Form Basis of WOTUS Rewrite?

As President Trump’s administration begins the process of rescinding or modifying the Clean Water Rule (CWR) promulgated by the administration of President Obama, the U.S. Supreme Court’s already historic decision in Rapanos v. United States (Rapanos, decided June 19, 2006) acquires even greater significance. Rapanos is not a single opinion. Rather, it is a collection […]

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