Valentine’s Day has become synonymous with flowers, candy, balloons, and cards but one thing that often accompanies many of these gifts is not actually so cheery. Scientists and environmental experts are calling on the public to eliminate one Valentine’s staple from their celebrations today and throughout the year: glitter. Environmental experts argue that glitter is a direct environmental threat to aquatic environments worldwide. Most glitter is made of plastic and, […]
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion on February 1, 2018, in Hawai’i Wildlife Fund v. Co of Maui requiring NPDES discharge permits for discharges to groundwater that connects to surface water. This case has potentially significant ramifications for Superfund site cleanups involving reinjection or spreading grounds for treated contaminated groundwater, as well as municipalities, golf and recreation areas, agriculture, and businesses that contain stormwater onsite in unlined ponds that […]
Kim Bick will be a panelist for an ABA “Cost Recovery Under California’s HSAA: New Cases Clarify the Right to Sue and Causation” webinar on March 6th at 1:00pm. Register here to attend!
The U.S. Supreme Court held that challenges to an Obama-era rule defining the federal government’s authority under the Clean Water Act belong at the district rather than appellate court level, dealing a blow to executive branch agencies that argued appeals courts were the appropriate venue. The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that district courts have jurisdiction over legal challenges to the 2015 Clean Water Rule, overruling the Sixth Circuit, which placed […]