13 Feb 2018

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The Ninth Circuit, the Clean Water Act, and Septic Tanks

Last week, the Ninth Circuit decided Hawai'i Wildlife Fund v. County of Maui, a case involving Maui County's practice of pumping wastewater into wells, from which the wastewater flowed through a subsurface aquifer and into the Pacific Ocean. The County,...

13 Feb 2018 10:29pm GMT

22 Jan 2018

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Implications of the Supreme Court's Clean Water Rule/WOTUS Ruling

Today, the United States Supreme Court decided National Association of Manufacturers v. Department of Defense, a case determining whether challenges to the "Clean Water Rule" or "Waters of the United States Rule" should be heard in federal district court or...

22 Jan 2018 6:14pm GMT

05 Dec 2017

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Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments Litigation

The map of central and southern Utah changed dramatically on December 4. That day, roughly half of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and over 90% of the Bears Ears National Monument were eliminated, returning those lands to the status they...

05 Dec 2017 5:59pm GMT