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Could It Be? Stars Aligning for Potential Major CWA Improvements

Last week, I had the privilege of giving a federal policy update at the Texas Water conference in Ft. Worth.  As part of my presentation, I asked audience members to shout out the first word that came to mind when they thought about Washington, DC and Congress.  “Dysfunction,” “broken,” and “polarized” were among the favorites […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Clean Water Case

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Today, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Hawkes v. US Army Corps of Engineers, a case involving a jurisdictional determination (“JD”) under the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) Section 404 permitting program.  Specifically, the case deals with the question of whether a JD is subject to immediate judicial review, or if landowners must […]

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Looking Back to Move Forward: Learning from the Authors of the Clean Water Act

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On the 40th Anniversary of the passage of the Clean Water Act (CWA or Act) last October, NACWA Executive Director, Ken Kirk reflected on his personal connection to the Act and the need to adapt the legislation to the 21st century world.  Over the past 40 years, the CWA has been responsible for significant improvements […]

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