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“A Greater Sense of Urgency”: EPA’s Emergency Authority Under the SDWA and Lessons From Flint, Michigan

ELR Article

Section 1431 of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) grants the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expansive emergency authority to protect public drinking water sources from contamination. Specifically, §1431 authorizes the EPA...

Concerned Pastors for Social Action v. Khouri

ELR Case

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...

Concerned Pastors for Social Action v. Khouri

ELR Case

A district court held that citizen groups may go forward with their SDWA lawsuit against various Flint, Michigan, officials for mishandling the city's water treatment and distribution system. The defendants filed motions to dismiss,...

S. 2884, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

Boler v. Earley

ELR Case

A district court held it lacks subject matter jurisdiction over a class action lawsuit that stems from the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan. The plaintiffs alleged that the city violated their constitutional rights and...

H.R. 4479, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 4438, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update