Tag: lawsuit

Update on Federal Stormwater Issues

This year, we’ve seen an onslaught of court cases involving stormwater.  For those of you keeping track, here’s a brief summary: Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center: The Supreme Court ruled that USEPA properly interpreted reguions in determining that stormwater flow from logging roads does not require an NPDES permit. Los Angeles County Flood Control […]

Settle or Go to Court?

The Wall Street Journal reported on February 19 that BP PLC has already committed almost $30 billion for spill cleanup, compensation and penalties derived from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  On top of that, BP intends to resolve in court additional civil penalty claims under Section 311 of the Clean Water Act, rather than […]