Confronting the Public Health Threat of Septic Tanks
As climate change amplifies the risks of septic tanks, lawmakers must act to protect their communities.
Stock Markets Fail to Punish Firms that Cause Harm
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill shows that market incentives alone do not guarantee sufficient safety and environmental measures.
Regulating Tribal Waters Without Attacking Tribal Sovereignty
Scholar argues that the Clean Water Act can protect water resources and tribal jurisdiction.
Proposed EPA Rule May Permit More Toxic Water Pollution
EPA’s proposed relaxation of a rule restricting water pollution from coal plants generates controversy.
Diving Into the Benefits of the Clean Water Act
Scholars explore whether the benefits of the Clean Water Act justify its costs.
Single-Use Plastics Need Comprehensive Federal Legislation
Despite state and local action, more effective reduction of single-use plastics must come from Congress.
Latest Interpretation of Clean Water Act Creates Circuit Split
Courts disagree over the Clean Water Act’s applicability to the discharge of pollutants into groundwater.
Regulating by Way of Straws
California legislator proposes regulating straw use in certain restaurants to reduce plastic waste.