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Maui County Council Votes to Settle Clean Water Act Case to Avoid Historic Standoff at Supreme Court

Earthjustice attorney reacts to decision over the future of the Clean Water Act
A turtle swims offshore of Kahekili Beach Park, Maui, Hawaiʻi.

A turtle swims offshore of Kahekili Beach Park, Maui, Hawaiʻi.

Courtesy of Don McLeish
September 20, 2019
Maui, HI —

Today the Maui County Council voted to settle Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund v. County of Maui, a decision to avoid a standoff at the Supreme Court that could jeopardize clean water across the United States. 

The following is a statement from Isaac Moriwake, managing attorney at Earthjustice’s Mid-Pacific Office:

“The Maui County Council showed true leadership today in its decision to settle outside of court and not risk a historic standoff over the future of America’s clean water at the Supreme Court. This decision is a win not only for Maui, but for the country at large.” 

Read background on the case.

Contacts

Liz Trotter, Earthjustice, (305) 332-5395

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