Maui Ruling Could Shape Supreme Court Consideration Of WOTUS Suits

May 14, 2020
The Supreme Court’s consideration of hydrology in its recent decision finding Clean Water Act (CWA) permits may be necessary for discharges of pollutants that travel through groundwater could lead the court to reject the Trump administration’s definition of waters of the United States (WOTUS) for failing to reflect science, says one legal scholar. But other legal experts downplay the significance of the justices’ April 23 ruling in County of Maui, v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, et al. , which referenced language...

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