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Ninth Circuit hears oral argument in San Francisco’s post-LTCP permit appeal

Ninth Circuit hears oral argument in San Francisco’s post-LTCP permit appeal

March 31, 2022 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in March heard oral argument in the San Francisco Public Utility Commission’s challenge to its first National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit issued after completion of its combined sewer overflow (CSO) long term control plan (LTCP). According to the NationalRead More

Legal Corner: A Guide to Valuing Water Rights in Colorado

Legal Corner: A Guide to Valuing Water Rights in Colorado

February 18, 2022 at 10:15 am 0 comments

By Susan M. Ryan With population growth, increased environmental concerns, and a greater demand for water for residential, commercial and industrial projects, understanding water rights ownership and regulation is important for anyone evaluating water rights. While water laws vary from state to state, it is important to understand the complexitiesRead More

City of Pomona water contamination verdict upheld by federal judge

City of Pomona water contamination verdict upheld by federal judge

February 3, 2022 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Recently, the City of Pomona, Calif., got one step closer to winning its 10-year lawsuit against the U.S. subsidiary of a Chilean fertilizer manufacturer for contaminating the Southern California city’s drinking water. The defendant had sold Chilean fertilizer used in the area’s citrus orchards which contained a toxic chemical, perchlorate.Read More

Lawsuit filed against 3M, DuPont, others over LA County PFAS contamination

Lawsuit filed against 3M, DuPont, others over LA County PFAS contamination

November 12, 2021 at 11:13 am 0 comments

SL Environmental Law Group has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Water Replenishment District (WRD) against 3M Company, E.I. DuPont de Nemours, Inc., and other manufacturers of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) for their involvement in the manufacture and sale of per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that have contaminated groundwaterRead More

California city in 10-year legal battle over groundwater contamination awarded damages

California city in 10-year legal battle over groundwater contamination awarded damages

September 13, 2021 at 8:41 am 0 comments

After a week-long trial, a federal jury has awarded the City of Pomona $48 million in damages from SQM North America Corp., a subsidiary of a large Chilean mining company, for the costs of cleanup of the toxic chemical perchlorate from the city’s groundwater supply. Fertilizer sold by SQMNA and used for decadesRead More

Legal Corner: Are Your Assets Protected? A Multi-Pronged Approach to Asset Preservation

Legal Corner: Are Your Assets Protected? A Multi-Pronged Approach to Asset Preservation

July 19, 2021 at 9:09 am 0 comments

By Teno A. West & Jillian Jagling A method for public water system asset preservation is a multi-pronged approach, backed by the goal of ensuring that the assets are returned to the owner in good condition, working order and repair, such that the owner is not required to undertake aRead More

Legal Corner: Billions to Clean Up Contaminated Water…Who’s Going to Pay for That?

Legal Corner: Billions to Clean Up Contaminated Water…Who’s Going to Pay for That?

June 8, 2020 at 9:11 am 0 comments

By Katie Jones & Stephanie Biehl Flint, Michigan, is now synonymous with “water crisis.” Unfortunately, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. In communities across the country, countless other water crises are unfolding, though with different chemical contaminants and, in many cases, clear fingerprints pointing to those who caused the problem.Read More

Legal Corner: Where, Oh Where, Will All the Wetlands Go?

Legal Corner: Where, Oh Where, Will All the Wetlands Go?

October 15, 2019 at 3:02 pm 0 comments

By Stanley A. Millan & Elise M. Henry The battle over how to define federal waters began in the early 1970s and continues today. As a result of changing policy and legal uncertainly, it is a challenge for anyone to determine what qualifies as a “water of the United States”Read More

Legal Corner: The Good and Bad News about EPA’s Proposed WOTUS Rule

Legal Corner: The Good and Bad News about EPA’s Proposed WOTUS Rule

April 25, 2019 at 8:34 am 0 comments

By David M. Moore The U.S. EPA and Army Corps of Engineers issued the long awaited proposed waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule on Feb. 14, 2019. Settling the WOTUS question is a major priority for the Trump administration. The Proposed Rule has sweeping implications and affects all promulgated Clean Water ActRead More

Legal Corner: The Rules of the Game

Legal Corner: The Rules of the Game

February 28, 2019 at 9:02 am 0 comments

By Ryan Callender & J. Wes Kerns On Dec. 22, 2017, H.R. 1 (the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”) was signed into law. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, among other things, reduced corporate tax rates, modified individual tax rates, eliminated many deductions, repealed the corporate alternative minimum tax, and,Read More