Solicitor General’s Views to Supreme Court on Two Circuit Court Rulings that Groundwater Can be Considered “Waters of the United States”

Waters

The U.S. Supreme Court heard whether discharges to groundwater are subject to an NPDES permit.

March 4, 2019
Anthony B. Cavender - Gravel2Gavel

On December 3, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court invited the Solicitor’s views on the contested issues whether discharges to groundwater are subject to an he National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, and whether there is an “ongoing violation” of the Clean Water Act for Citizen Suit jurisdiction when the source of the pipeline spill has been fixed, yet not all pollutants have been cleaned up.

Mr. Cavender may be contacted at anthony.cavender@pillsburylaw.com



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