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Steptoe & Johnson LLP
On December 18, 2019, the European Parliament and the Council reached a provisional agreement on the recast Drinking Water Directive (DWD).
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Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The EPA's new rule which was unveiled on January 23 to replace the Obama administration's Waters of the United States rule is expected to face major challenges in court as the Trump rule contains very little scientific justification for the change.
Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP
Since 2017, several courts have held that the exclusion for damages caused by "seepage or leakage" of water which occurs "over a period of weeks
Hogan Lovells
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) recently announced publication of its final Navigable Waters Protection Rule
Foley Hoag LLP
Yesterday, EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers finalized their revisions to the definition of Waters of the United States.
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
On January 3, 2020, California state agencies released a draft Water Resilience Portfolio (WRP) outlining a broad and diverse plan for securing California's water supply against the ...
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Washington, D.C. (January 3, 2020) - Action on per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances continued until the last days of 2019 and shows no chance of slowing in 2020.
Foley Hoag LLP
Earlier this month, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals held that a long-term failure by a state to submit to EPA a TMDL for an impaired water can constitute a "constructive submission" of no TMDL.
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
The House of Representatives and Senate impasse over how strongly to regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances ("PFAS") in drinking water and as hazardous substances under CERCLA has been resolved.
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
On September 20, 2019, Maui County Council (Council) voted to settle the County's pending appeal before the US Supreme Court of the Ninth Circuit's decision in County of Maui v. Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund, et al.
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
In June of 2018, the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) Division of Drinking Water (DDW) provided recommendations for PFOA and PFOS notification levels.
McDermott Will & Emery
Community choice aggregators (CCAs) are growing in popularity as an alternative electricity provider for communities that want more local control over their energy mix.
Ward and Smith, P.A.
We are on the eve of a new regulatory definition of "waters of the United States" for the Clean Water Act.
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
On August 7, 2019, US EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the Agency's newest proposal to amend the Clean Water Act (CWA)
Butler Snow LLP
One of the most significant Clean Water Act (CWA) questions of the time––whether the CWA requires a permit for pollutants that originate from a point source but are conveyed to navigable
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Old black water, keep on rollin'… won't you keep on shinin' on me?" While probably not exactly what the Doobie Brothers had in mind while writing their iconic song Black Water, produced water...
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
The federal courts have recently decided two significant Clean Water Act (CWA) cases: State of Georgia, et al. v. Wheeler, where the US District Court ...
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
The pre-publication version of the final rule to be promulgated by EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) to repeal the 2015 redefinition of the Clean ...
Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
On September 12, 2019, the EPA signed a final rule repealing the Obama-era 2015 Clean Water Rule
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
Per- and polyflouroalkyl substances (collectively known as a class as "PFAS") have been widely used in industrial and consumer applications for years
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