High Court Petition Could Set CWA Standard Ahead Of Lawsuits, EPA Rule

November 7, 2018
A just-filed Supreme Court petition could provide a vehicle for the justices to set a new standard on the Clean Water Act's (CWA) scope or even strike down a notoriously vague provision that governs federal jurisdiction under the law, which could end a “thicket” of litigation on the issue and short-circuit EPA's rule to clarify the law's reach. The Nov. 7 certiorari petition in United States v. Joseph Robertson asks the high court to overturn the Montana defendant's...

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