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Citizen Suit Goes Down The Drain in Farm Tile Case

Farm tile drains are not a point-source of pollution under the Clean Water Act, even if the outflows contain contaminated groundwater. So ruled Judge Kimberly J. Mueller of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California in dismissing… Read More
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EPA and Environmental Groups Float Into Stormy Waters

By Stewart D. Fried and John G. Dillard In a pair of environmental cases involving stormwater, the Supreme Court and a federal district court have flushed away certain beliefs held by EPA and environmental groups regarding the regulation of pollutant… Read More
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California Court Decision May Have Major Implications for Farmers Using Drain Tiles

A federal judge in the Eastern District of California recently held that certain crop and forage operations that utilize subsurface drain tiles may be required to obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. In Pacific Coa… Read More
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