High Court Gets New Bid To Consider CWA Pollution Liability

Law360 (April 17, 2019, 10:03 PM EDT) -- Two Tennessee-based environmental groups have asked the Supreme Court to decide whether the federal Clean Water Act applies to pollution introduced into navigable waters through groundwater systems, pointing out that the justices are already considering the same issue in another case.

The Tennessee Clean Water Network and the Tennessee Scenic Rivers Association filed a petition for certiorari with the Supreme Court on Monday, asking the justices to take up their appeal of an adverse decision in the Sixth Circuit. The Cincinnati-based appeals court in January broke with its counterparts in the Ninth and Fourth Circuits, which both decided in separate cases...

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2893 Environmental Matters

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April 15, 2019

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