Scratching the Subsurface: Exploring the Scope of the Clean Water Act and Whether it Regulates Discharges of Pollutants via Groundwater

    Scratching the Subsurface: Exploring the Scope of the Clean Water Act and Whether it Regulates Discharges of Pollutants via Groundwater

    Scratching the Subsurface: Exploring the Scope of the Clean Water Act and Whether it Regulates Discharges of Pollutants via Groundwater

    Scratching the subsurface: exploring the scope of the Clean Water Act and whether it regulates discharges of pollutants to groundwater
    Recorded on December 13, 2018

    Sponsored by:
    Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, and the Section's Water Quality & Wetlands Committee.

    Program Overview:
    Within this past year, multiple federal appellate courts have issued conflicting decisions on the scope of the Clean Water Act’s NPDES permit program. These decisions stem from citizen suits alleging that “point source” discharges to a jurisdictional surface water via hydrologically connected groundwater violate the CWA. At present, the Ninth and Fourth Circuits have held that the CWA does support such liability, and more recently, the Sixth Circuit has disagreed. With a clear circuit split and the potential for these decisions to significantly expand the scope of the CWA’s NPDES permit program, several parties have filed petitions asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up this issue. Please join us for a committee call discussing these decisions, their implications, and the high-stakes petitions currently pending before the Supreme Court.

    Moderator:
    Gary E. Steinbauer, Environmental Attorney, Babst, Calland, Clements & Zomnir, P.C., Pittsburgh, PA

    Speakers:
    Daniel E. Estrin, General Counsel & Advocacy Director for Waterkeeper Alliance, New York, NY
    Jana Ganion, Director of Sustainability and Government Affairs, Blue Lake Rancheria, Washington, DC
    Karen M. Hansen, Partner, Beveridge & Diamond, Austin, TX

    The content of this program does not meet requirements for continuing legal education (CLE) accreditation. You will not receive CLE credit for viewing or listening.
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    Scratching the Subsurface: Exploring the Scope of the Clean Water Act and Whether it Regulates Discharges of Pollutants via Groundwater

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    Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources

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