Richard Glick

Richard Glick

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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Opposition Builds to Proposed Federal Clean Water Act Rules

Federal agencies face growing opposition from members of Congress and industry regarding a proposed definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The scope of federal jurisdiction under the CWA...more

5/15/2014 - Clean Water Act EPA Jurisdiction Nexus Rapanos v US US Army Corps of Engineers Water Waters of the United States

Square Pegs in Round Holes

The Western states face two reciprocating and overarching problems in water resources policy. First, water is an increasingly scarce resource facing sharply competitive needs. Climate change is projected to put even more...more

1/24/2014 - Appropriation Clean Water Act Groundwater Industrial Discharges Natural Resources Water Water Quality Trading Water Rights Water Supplies

“Waters of the U.S.” — What’s Not To Understand?

EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers continue their ongoing effort to bring clarity to the tangled mess wrought by the Supreme Court in Rapanos v. U. S. In that 2006 case, a fractured Court issued five separate opinions on the...more

11/20/2013 - Clean Water Act EPA SCOTUS US Army Corps of Engineers Water

First Oregon, Now Washington Water Quality Standards Under Attack

On February 26, in a reprise of its partially successful assault on Oregon water quality standards, Northwest Environmental Advocates sent a Notice of Intent to Sue EPA for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act and...more

3/11/2013 - Clean Water Act Department of Fish and Wildlife Endangered Species Act EPA National Marine Fisheries Service

Supreme Court Decision Good News for Dam Owners

On Jan. 8, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that flow from an improved portion of a waterway into an unimproved portion of the same waterway — even if polluted — does not qualify as “discharge of pollutants”...more

1/10/2013 - Clean Water Act Dams Discharge of Pollutants Hydro Issues Los Angeles County Flood Control District NPDES Permits SCOTUS

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