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EPA Requests Comment on Regulating Discharges of Pollutants into Groundwater

USA - March 1 2018 On February 20, EPA requested comment on whether pollutant discharges from point sources that reach jurisdictional surface waters via groundwater may...

Jonathan E. Rinde.

Ninth Circuit Holds Indirect Discharges Into Navigable Waters Violates the Clean Water Act

USA - February 2 2018 Do indirect discharges of pollutants into navigable waters amount to a violation of the Clean Water Act? On February 1st, the Court of Appeals for the...

Supreme Court Holds Appeals of “Waters of the United States” Rule May Proceed in District Court

USA - January 22 2018 On January 22, as Philadelphia Eagles fans continued to celebrate the team’s NFC Championship victory over the Minnesota Vikings, the U.S. Supreme...

TSCA Mercury Reporting Final Rule Expected by Summer 2018

USA - January 18 2018 As part of EPA's continuing efforts to implement the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which amended the Toxic Substance...

Michael Nines.

Fifth Circuit Holds Past Pipeline Spills Not Dispositive in Determining Whether Operator “Considered” Pipeline Risk Factors

USA - August 15 2017 Is a leaking pipeline indicative of an operator’s failed attempt to consider all relevant risk factors when the pipeline has had leaks in the past? In...