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Sierra Club v. Virginia Electric & Power Company

ELR Case

The Fourth Circuit held that seepage from a coal-fired power plant did not violate §301 of the CWA, which prohibits the unauthorized discharge of any pollutant into navigable waters. An environmental group argued that the plant's...

83 FR 7126

ELR Federal Agency Update

Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center

ELR Case

The U.S. Supreme Court held that stormwater runoff from logging roads that is collected by and then discharged from a system of ditches, culverts, and channels is not a point source discharge for which an NPDES permit is required. An...

Northwest Environmental Defense Center v. Brown

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit, in an amended opinion, held that stormwater runoff from logging roads that is collected by and...