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Fourth Circuit Expands Citizen Suits Under the Clean Water Act; Finds Potential Liability for Discharges Through Groundwater

A recent 2-1 decision from the Fourth Circuit has expanded potential liability under the Clean Water Act (“CWA” or the “Act”): — The Fourth Circuit became the second appellate court in as many months to adopt the “conduit”...more

Energy Newsletter - March 2018

Good news at last for the development of offshore wind projects in France - While France had launched in 2011 a very ambitious offshore wind farm development program, aiming to reach 6 GMW of wind turbine installations at...more

As Ninth Circuit Expands Clean Water Act Liability for Groundwater Discharges, EPA Seeks Comment on Clean Water Act Coverage

A recent Ninth Circuit decision has expanded Clean Water Act (“CWA” or the “Act”) liability, holding that discharges to groundwater are actionable if there is a “fairly traceable” connection between the groundwater discharge...more

The Supreme Court Clarifies Court Jurisdiction in Challenges to Clean Water Act Rules; Muddies the Water for WOTUS

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that challenges to the Waters of the United States (“WOTUS”) Rule, which defines the jurisdictional reach of the Clean Water Act, must be resolved in federal district courts and not the...more

Energy Newsletter - December 2017

Environmental Citizen Suits—A Growing Trend Under the Trump Administration - In his first year in office, President Trump has begun to deliver on his campaign promise of rolling back environmental regulations—from the...more

Environmental Citizen Suits —A Growing Trend Under the Trump Administration

In his first year in office, President Trump has begun to deliver on his campaign promise of rolling back environmental regulations—from the waters of the United States rulemaking to the Clean Power Plan. He has also proposed...more

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