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The Latest On: Clean Water Act

November 14, 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.

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Mahesh Cleveland, Attorney, Mid-Pacific Office, Earthjustice: “An appeal up to the Supreme Court can be withdrawn up until the court publishes the opinion, so there is the possibility that the case could be argued and yet still settled after arguments.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.”

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