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Posted In: Administrative Law, Water

By Allowing Immediate Judicial Review in Clean Water Act Case, Supreme Court May Hamper Agencies’ Ability to Advise Regulated Communities

Before the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes, landowners had to endure the expensive and time consuming Clean Water Act (CWA) permitting process before they could…

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Posted In: Water

Final EPA/Corps “Waters of the US” Rule Increases Predictability, But Also Scope of Jurisdiction

On May 27, EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers released a final rule defining “waters of the US” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act. The rule determines the geographic…

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Posted In: Water

Clean Water Act Update: A Controversial New “Waters of the US” Rule Could Streamline Stymied Federal Pollution Enforcement

The EPA’s and Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed new rule to define the “waters of the United States” – known as WOTUS – over which the agencies have jurisdiction to…

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Posted In: Municipal Law, Water

Massachusetts Senate Passes Water Infrastructure Finance Bill

Massachusetts municipalities may be about to get much-needed financing options for water/wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, if the state House of Representatives approves a bill now pending. In February 2012, Massachusetts…

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