Judge Appears Unlikely To Ease Maui’s First-Time CWA Permit Mandate

October 13, 2021
A federal district court judge appears unlikely to change substantially her first-time conclusions that a Hawaii county requires a Clean Water Act (CWA) permit for treated wastewater that is injected underground but makes it way to the ocean, pushing back repeatedly on the county’s arguments for reconsideration during an Oct. 12 hearing. The County of Maui argues that Judge Susan Oki Mollway of the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii made both factual and legal manifest errors in...

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