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EPA Shifts Policy for Shielding Malfunction Events from Fines Under Clean Air Act

USA - April 29 2019 In a shift from Obama-era guidance, the EPA published in today’s Federal Register a proposal to approve affirmative defense provisions in Texas’s…

Cameron F. Field, Taylor T. Fritsch.

Rejecting “Conduit” Theory, EPA Concludes the Clean Water Act Does Not Regulate Point Source Discharges to Groundwater

USA - April 16 2019 More than a year after seeking public comment on the extent of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act (CWA or the Act), U.S. Environmental…

Cameron F. Field, David A. Crass, John A. Sheehan, Leah Hurtgen Ziemba, Taylor T. Fritsch.

Wisconsin Governor Proposes Sweeping PFAS Legislation

USA - May 24 2019 On May 23, 2019, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) Secretary Preston Cole proposed far-reaching…

John A. Sheehan, Leah Hurtgen Ziemba, Patricia Linn Jenness, Taylor T. Fritsch.

Wisconsin Supreme Court Considers Separation-of-Powers Issues in Upholding Most of So-Called “Lame Duck” Legislation

USA - July 10 2020 In a series of opinions spanning more than 140 pages issued July 9, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court largely upheld 2017 Wisconsin Act 369…

David A. Crass, Joseph Louis Olson, Taylor T. Fritsch.

Wisconsin Announces Multi-Agency Coordinating Council for PFAS, Begins Process for Additional PFAS Rulemaking

USA - November 14 2019 Today, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) began the process of implementing another priority in Governor Evers’ Executive Order #40…

David A. Crass, Leah Hurtgen Ziemba.