Clean Water Act: Significant Developments

On April 21, 2020, the Department of the Army (Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense) and the Environmental Protection Agency published “The Navigable Waters Protection Rule: Definition of ‘Waters of the United States.’ ’’  This rule replaces the previous Waters...

PFAS Challenges, Concerns, and Developments

They are often called an “emerging contaminant.” They have been used in the manufacturing process to make cookware, clothes, shoes, furniture, and food packaging; they are also used in fire-fighting foams. As a result, they are pervasive in the environment...

More Common-Sense Environmental Regulatory Reforms

Just over a year ago, we reported on some positive changes as they relate to recycling provisions in the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (in Michigan).  As we, and others, said – these were common-sense changes. Changes to Part 121 of PA 451 And now, there are...