The Latest On: Water
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.”
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.”
Nina Robertson, Attorney, California Regional Office, Earthjustice: "Westlands’ CEQA process was unlawful and had to stop. State law broadly prohibits Westlands from providing any kind of assistance or cooperation with the ill-conceived Shasta Dam raise proposal."
Maui County Council Votes to Settle Clean Water Act Case to Avoid Historic Standoff at Supreme Court
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.”
Legal Document: Friends of the Earth and Earthjustice head to court over NOAA’s lack of FOIA transparency
Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program: “Every day that millions of tons of toxic waste sit in unlined pits, more and more hazardous chemicals leak into the groundwater.”