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EQT Production Co. v. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

A Pennsylvania court held that the state Clean Stream Law does not authorize ongoing penalties for the continuing presence of industrial waste in a waterway following its initial entry. In 2012, a waste company informed the state...

Camp Lejeune North Carolina Water Contamination Litigation

A district court dismissed a multidistrict Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) lawsuit filed against the U.S. government by service members and their families. The plaintiffs alleged that the government failed to monitor and warn them about...

Concerned Pastors for Social Action v. Khouri

A district court denied Michigan’s motion to stay a preliminary injunction ordering water system operators in Flint, Michigan, to provide bottled water to residents whose homes do not have properly installed and maintained water filters...

Bohmker v. Oregon

A district court dismissed a lawsuit brought by individual miners and various mining groups, associations, and businesses challenging an Oregon law that temporarily bans instream motorized mining to protect water quality and fish...

California Building Industry Ass'n v. State Water Resources Control Board

A California appellate court held that the state's water resources board did not violate state law when it voted 2-1 to increase water quality permit fees for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. When the board voted for the increase, two of the...

Cormier v. District of Columbia Water & Sewer Authority

The District of Columbia's highest court upheld the dismissal of a property owner's lawsuit against the D.C. sewer and water authority for pinhole leaks in his apartment buildings' pipes. The trial record provides ample support for the...

Asociacion de Gente Unida por el Agua v. Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board

A California appellate court held that a water control board order that regulates waste from existing milk cow dairies violates the state's antidegradation policy. The order prohibits the further degradation of groundwater, as is...