High Court Case May Fail To Answer CWA Groundwater Liability Question

November 7, 2019
Legal experts say it is uncertain whether the Supreme Court will issue a definitive ruling on when, if ever, a Clean Water Act (CWA) permit is needed for pollutants that travel from a point source through groundwater to surface water, due to the justices' questions about pending related litigation and the possibility they may not be able to find a compromise that will win broad support. The justices at Nov. 6 oral argument in County of Maui v. Hawai'i Wildlife...

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