The Biggest Environmental Law Decisions Of 2020

December 21, 2020Media Mention

Law360 recently broke down six of the biggest environmental law decisions of the year and Partner Noah Perch-Ahern shared his thoughts on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund et al. This case found that Clean Water Act permits can sometimes be required for pollution discharges that travel through groundwater before they enter federally regulated bodies of water.


"By regulating groundwater discharges, the EPA's jurisdiction is confirmed and bolstered," he said. "Interestingly, the court was willing to articulate its own test and let the lower courts grapple based on fact-specific circumstances."