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1st Circuit Judges Doubt Suit Seeking Expanded CWA Stormwater Permits

December 06, 2017
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit judges appear poised to reject environmentalists' suit seeking to expand the scope of Clean Water Act (CWA) permits by forcing property owners in watersheds subject to CWA cleanup plans to apply for stormwater discharge permits, questioning the merits of the suit and its potential consequences. During Dec. 5 oral argument in Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), et al., v. EPA , all three judges on a 1st Circuit panel overseeing the environmental group...

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