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Nonpoint source discharges

Environmental Integrity Project v. McCarthy

A district court upheld EPA's decision to withdraw a proposed rule that would have required concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) to provide information to the Agency to help facilitate EPA's ability to regulate their discharge...

Tri-Realty Co. v. Ursinus College

A district court dismissed a property owner's OPA claims against a nearby college for land and water contamination allegedly caused by heating oil that leaked from USTs on the college campus. The property owner brought claims under the...

Alt v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court held that litter and manure washed from a farmyard into navigable waters due to a precipitation event is an agricultural stormwater discharge and not a point source discharge, rendering it exempt from the CWA's NPDES...

Waterkeeper Alliance v. Hudson

A district court dismissed an environmental group's CWA action against a poultry farm claiming that it illegally discharged chicken litter into tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay. The group claimed that chicken litter, which is alleged...

Northwest Environmental Advocates v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court held that EPA violated the CWA when it failed to review Oregon's nonpoint source rules. The nonpoint source provisions create exemptions for many sources of pollution in Oregon's waters, including agriculture,...