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  • 23
  • December
  • 2015

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Happy Holidays

The contributors to the Water Blog and all of us at V&E wish you a wonderful holiday season and a very happy new year. We will be taking some time away from the blog, but will return in early 2016.

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  • 17
  • December
  • 2015

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Supreme Court to Consider Pre-Enforcement Review of CWA JDs

On December 11, 2015, the Supreme Court agreed to take up the question of whether jurisdictional determinations by the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), dictating whether a particular body of water is subject to the Clean Water Act, can be challenged in court. As described in a previous post, in April 2015, the Eighth Circuit held that jurisdictional determinations are judicially reviewable “final agency action” under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).

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  • 21
  • October
  • 2015

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EPA Updates Effluent Guidelines, Adds New Requirements for Power Plant Wastewater Discharges

Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the first time set federal limits on the levels of toxic metals in wastewater that can be discharged from power plants, including mercury, lead and selenium. EPA issued these new regulations because, without them, the regulations (last updated in 1982) did not address treating dissolved pollutants in power plant wastestreams.

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Two Recent Water Transfer Cases Further Interpret Different Transfer Rules

On October 5, 2015, environmentalists filed a petition asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to reconsider a district court’s decision in Oregon Natural Resources Council Action v. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. On August 21, 2015, the court held that the Bureau of Reclamation (“Bureau”) did not violate the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) by transferring waters from the Klamath Straits Drain into the Klamath River.

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  • 16
  • October
  • 2015

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Texas Supreme Court Denies Review of a Water Well Damage Dispute

On September 25, the Supreme Court of Texas denied a petition for review filed by Canadian River Municipal Water Authority. Canadian argued that property owner Hayhook Ltd. could not file suit to enforce a settlement agreement between the parties, and sought reversal of a ruling by the Seventh Court of Appeals that held that governmental immunity cannot be invoked to evade enforcement of a settlement agreement that covers claims for which immunity had been waived. 

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Margaret E. Peloso

Margaret E. Peloso Partner

Theresa Romanosky

Theresa Romanosky Senior Associate

Brandon M. Tuck

Brandon M. Tuck Senior Associate

Ross Woessner

Ross Woessner Associate

Jay Rothrock

Jay Rothrock Senior Associate