Volume 84 Issue 28 | pp. 18-19
Issue Date: July 10, 2006

Murky Water

Supreme Court's fractured decision could curtail federal pollution controls in some waterways
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE

The Supreme Court's Clean Water Act ruling last month means something for regulations on the discharge of pollutants, at least for some waterways. But understanding that impact is like trying to see fish in the chocolate-colored waters of a creek during a spring flood. The Environmental Protection Agency, state regulators, industry, and environmental groups are still sorting out how the high court's splintered ruling on wetlands could affect permits for releasing water pollutants and . . .

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