7th Circuit Weighs Dueling Interpretations Of Maui Groundwater Precedent

November 13, 2020
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit is weighing competing arguments on how a landmark Supreme Court Clean Water Act (CWA) ruling on groundwater pollution applies to environmentalists’ suit seeking more stringent regulation of Illinois coal ash ponds, illustrating the challenge courts face interpreting the precedent. “Both sides read County of Maui as a victory for their side,” Judge Ilana Rovner said during Nov. 13 oral argument in Prairie Rivers Network (PRN) v....

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