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July 22, 2010

More Clean Water Act slight of hand

Author:  Reed Hopper In a recent "Dear Colleague" letter, Representative Oberstar claims his new bill, "America's Commitment to Clean Water Act" (H.R.5088), would "restore, but not expand, the geographic scope of the Clean Water Act" that existed prior to the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions in SWANCC and Rapanos. ...

April 23, 2010

Earth Day and the Clean Water Act

Author: Ted Hadzi-Antich This week Pacific Legal Foundation is celebrating Earth Day 2010 by devoting the PLF Blog to a different environmental topic every day. Today, Friday, April 23, we're focusing on the Clean Water Act. Over the past 40 years, the Clean Water Act has been a tremendous success. Our lakes, rivers and streams ...

March 03, 2010

The Economist's lamentable ignorance

Author:  Damien M. Schiff In a brief online article published Monday, The Economist reviewed a New York Times article (about which I blogged here) that purports to explain how recent Supreme Court decisions interpreting the Clean Water Act have seriously constrained the power of the federal government to regulate water quality.  Well, s ...

March 01, 2010

Clean Water Act point-counterpoint

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Today's New York Times has this article contending that, at least from the US Environmental Protection Agency's perspective, that agency's ability to enforce the Clean Water Act and prevent the Nation's waters from becoming polluted has been seriously constrained by recent federal court rulings. The a ...