EPA Water Transfer Rule Too Lax On Permits, Enviros Say

Law360, New York (March 25, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT) -- A coalition of conservation groups asked a New York federal judge on Friday to nix a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule exempting certain water transfers from Clean Water Act permitting requirements, arguing that federal law always prohibits the flow of polluted water into another body without a permit.

The National Wildlife Federation, Waterkeeper Alliance Inc. and several other organizations point to rulings from the Second Circuit and other courts holding that the plain meaning of the CWA requires National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits for any...
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