High Court Wants Gov't Input On Scope Of CWA Authority

By Michael Phillis (December 3, 2018, 12:39 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court asked the solicitor general on Monday to weigh in on two cases about whether the Clean Water Act applies to pollution that is discharged into groundwater that then reaches U.S. waters, requesting additional input on the scope of the law.

The high court received petitions in the cases that originated in the Ninth and Fourth circuits, both of which sided with environmental groups and said that the Clean Water Act did cover the pollution at issue. In the Fourth Circuit case, a Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP subsidiary wants the high court to review the appellate court's finding that...

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