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Water Scarcity and Its Impact on Water Rights: A Real Concern for Multinational Companies?

Water is vital to most things in life. Business operations are no exception to this rule. Companies across all industrial sectors, from consumer products to energy production to agriculture to high technology, use large quantities of...

Federal-State Decisionmaking on Water: Applying Lessons Learned

Water policy in the United States has been significantly influenced in recent years by a number of high-profile environmental and water use conflicts, including disputes relating to California's Bay Delta, Florida's Everglades, the...

Great Lakes Water Exports and Diversions: Annex 2001 and the Looming Environmental Battle

On June 18, 2001, all eight governors of the Great Lakes states and the premiers of the two Canadian provinces bordering the Great Lakes basin gathered at the impressive Prospect Point in Niagara Falls to sign a sweeping joint...

United States v. Gulf States Steel Inc.

The court holds an Alabama steel mill liable for 1,000 violations of its national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) permit. The mill's NPDES permit placed effluent limitations on one river outfall and six outfalls within...