A “Wave of Citizen Suits” Under the Clean Water Act

Pick your phrase; “significant nexus,” “hydrologic connection,” or, more recently, “groundwater conduit.”  Regardless of the term, the question of whether groundwater that is “connected” to surface water (or more specifically, a “navigable” water or waters of the...

EPA Comments and Superfund Listings

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) gets a lot of attention for an agency that accounts for less than 5% of the total federal budget.  Of course, their policies do have a direct impact on citizens and businesses. EPA Administrator Comments More...

CERCLA Application, Litigation, and Legislation

There are many provisions in environmental regulations that, at least to those who are “regulated,” don’t seem to make a lot of sense.  These provisions are often the focus of debate, litigation, and congressional amendments.  Look no further than the recent amendment...