Clean Water Act

Statewide Drought Forces Californians To Take Drastic Measures For Water Conversation

The United States EPA and the United States Army Corps of Engineers are proposing to redefine—and significantly limit—the scope of “Waters of the United States”

Energy Newsletter – May 2018

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

The Ninth Circuit and Fourth Circuit have joined a growing number of lower courts finding that the Clean Water Act regulates discharges to groundwater that serves as a conduit between a point source and waters of the United States.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a document answering “Frequently Asked Questions” about the removal of obsolete dams.

Drought Dries Up California Groundwater Sources

On February 22, 2016, the Sixth Circuit ruled that it has jurisdiction to hear numerous consolidated petitions filed in both district and circuit courts across the country challenging the legality of the federal Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps’ “Waters of the U.S.” final rule.

EPA Releases Final Clean Water Act Electronic Reporting Rule

Conventional Energy Production Becoming Less Profitable

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week finalized its rule to “modernize” Clean Water Act (CWA) regulatory reporting requirements for municipalities, industries, and other facilities.

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On July 2, 2015, BP reached an agreement in principle with five Gulf States to settle claims against the company arising from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010.

EPA And Corps Issue Rule Defining “Waters Of The U.S.”

U.S. Trade Deficit Reaches All-Time High

On June 29, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) published a final rule defining “waters of the United States.”

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

The EPA has revealed it finds no evidence that hydraulic fracturing has led to widespread pollution of drinking water. “The oil industry and its backers welcome the long-awaited study while environmental groups criticize it. “We found the hydraulic fracturing activities in the United States are carried out in a way that has not led to… Keep reading →

Vote-A-Rama Reveals Senators’ Environmental Agenda

Congress Struggles With Funding Repairs To U.S. Capitol Dome

It’s been a big news day in the U.S. Senate, with Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid announcing he won’t run for another term. But that’s not the only news. We have had our eyes on the Senate’s marathon “Vote-a-Rama” budget process that wrapped up around three-thirty this morning. A number of environmental and energy votes… Keep reading →

John Kerry Speaks At SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit

Iran’s atomic energy chief and US energy secretary joined talks in Geneva on Saturday for first time, joining seven other nations in a move that may help resolve technical disputes standing, with hopes to curb Tehran’s atomic activities in exchange for sanctions relief. “Technical experts for Iran and the six nations it is negotiating with have… Keep reading →

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