Supreme Court hears case with crucial impact on water pollution regulation

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 17:20

The Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday for a case with major consequences for how water pollution is regulated in the United States.Enacted in 1972, the Clean Water Act made it “unlawful to discharge any pollutant from a point source into navigable waters, unless a permit was obtained.” The Supreme Court will determine in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund whether Maui’s wastewater treatment facility violated the CWA by polluting the Pacific Ocean indirectly through groundwater. But the reach of the Court’s ruling, expected sometime in Summer 2020, can extend well past Hawaii and may have consequences for how water pollution is regulated throughout the country. Read more...https://thehill.com/changing-america/sustainability/conservation/469589-supreme-court-hears-case-with-crucial-impact-on