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The Changing Scope of Federal Power Under the Clean Water Act: Are Discharges of Pollutants From a Point Source to Groundwater Regulated Under the Clean Water Act?

by Gabrielle E. Thompson, Ankur K. Tohan; K&L Gates LLP 21 November 2019 On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in County of Maui, Hawai´i v. Hawai´i Wildlife Fund,[1] a case that considers whether the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) applies to discharges of pollutants from point sources into groundwater that…

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Annual Holiday Networking Reception

Wednesday, December 4, 2019   5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Join fellow A&WMA members and guests to celebrate the Holiday Season.  We’ll be at a new location this year: Little Toasted, 300 S Riverside Plaza, Chicago This event is always an enjoyable, relaxing, fun evening that provides the opportunity to meet fellow environmental professionals in a…

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The Chicago Ozone Nonattainment Area Status Has Become a Moving Target

By Ann Zwick, Freeborn & Peters on November 7, 2019 The ink is barely dry on the reclassification of the Chicago ozone nonattainment area from moderate to serious, under the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) intends to seek redesignation to attainment.  According to IEPA staff,…

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DOJ Policy Review of SEPs May Have Big Implications for Company Environmental Settlements

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is in the midst of a comprehensive policy review regarding the use of Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) in settlements of environmental enforcement actions. This review could potentially have far-reaching implications for companies that seek to settle such actions brought by either the federal government, or in the case of…

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