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Maui Tells High Court To Reverse CWA Ruling Amid Deal Talks

Law360 (May 9, 2019, 9:07 PM EDT) -- Maui County, Hawaii, told the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday that the federal government doesn't have authority under the Clean Water Act to regulate pollution sources that discharge contaminants into groundwater, and urged the justices to overturn a Ninth Circuit decision that held otherwise.

The county said the CWA clearly gives states sole permitting authority over those sources and asserted that if the circuit court's ruling is allowed to stand, it would result in a vast expansion of federal power contrary to the act's intent.

The Ninth Circuit in February 2018 sided with environmental groups that argued Maui violated the act by...

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3893 Environmental Matters

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August 30, 2018

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