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July 22, 2015 | Feature

The California Drought

Who gets the water and who's hung out to dry? The historic drought has dredged up old feuds over who can lay claim to water in a thirsty state. As the powerful lobby for the agricultural industry—which currently consumes 80% of California's water supply—cries for more water to be pumped to their farms in the arid regions of the Central Valley, just who would be left high and dry?

October 15, 2019 | In the News: CNBC

Brewers Warn Supreme Court: Back the Clean Water Act, or beer will taste like medicine

David Henkin, Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office, Earthjustice: “If all a polluter needs to do to get out of the Clean Water Act is to pull its pipe five feet back from a river or lake, then it can dump as many pollutants as it wants without any permit or oversight, that would be absolutely devastating to our nation’s waters.”

October 9, 2019 | In the News: Hawaii Public Radio

Maui County Could Be Headed To Supreme Court In Water Case Despite Council Settlement Vote

Mahesh Cleveland, Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office, Earthjustice: “An appeal up to the Supreme Court can be withdrawn up until the court publishes the opinion, so there is the possibility that the case could be argued and yet still settled after arguments. Because the Supreme Court has the discretion to hear appeals, they also have discretion to put the brakes on if they choose to.”

October 7, 2019 | In the News: Circle of Blue

What’s Up With Water

David Henkin, Staff Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office, Earthjustice: “We represent Maui County residents who are eager to see their county government focus its time, energy, and money on fixing the environmental problems that were the genesis of the lawsuit. They would rather not see their government lead the charge to weaken the Clean Water Act.”

September 20, 2019 | Explainer

The Clean Water Case of the Century

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to review Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund v. County of Maui. The fate of the nation’s clean water hangs in the balance.

September 19, 2019 | In the News: Maui News

Maui County Council to Vote on Lawsuit Settlement

Isaac Moriwake, Managing Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office, Earthjustice: “The mayor says it will take time and money, and that’s exactly what the settlement will give the county. If the mayor is really serious about fixing the injection well problem, then let’s get to work together now, rather than working with the Trump administration to gut the Clean Water Act.”

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