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


Liz Trotter, Earthjustice, (305) 332-5395

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.

A turtle swims offshore of Kahekili Beach Park, Maui, Hawaiʻi.
A turtle swims offshore of Kahekili Beach Park, Maui, Hawaiʻi. (Courtesy of Don McLeish)

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