Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 23, 2020

Supreme Court rejects Trump administration’s view on key aspect of Clean Water Act 

The Washington Post reports

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the Trump administration’s reading of a key part of the Clean Water Act as creating an “obvious loophole” in its enforcement, and gave a partial win to environmentalists in a case from Hawaii.

The court ruled 6 to 3 that a wastewater treatment plant in Hawaii could not avoid provisions of the act, which regulates the release of pollutants into rivers, lakes and seas, by pumping the pollutants first into groundwater, from which they eventually reach the ocean.

Read more Supreme Court rejects Trump administration’s view on key aspect of Clean Water Act – The Washington Post


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