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June 6, 2019

E&W Welcomes New Partner, Craig Bromby, and Opens Raleigh NC Office

For Immediate Release June 6, 2019 Contact:  Brent Fewell,    202-664-9297 Earth & Water Law Group Welcomes Craig Bromby Washington, D.C., June 6, 2019 – Earth &Water Law, LLC (part of the Earth & Water Law Group) announced today the firm’s opening of its office in Raleigh, North Carolina. With over 40 years of experience in […]
June 5, 2019

EPA Issues Guidance to Increase Compliance with Clean Water Deadlines . . .

News Releases from Headquarters›Water (OW) EPA Issues Memo to Increase the Agency’s Compliance with Clean Water Act Deadlines 06/03/2019 WASHINGTON (June 3, 2019) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking an important step toward ensuring the Agency is meeting its statutory obligations and carrying out the cooperative federalism principles embodied in the Clean Water Act (CWA). In a […]
May 20, 2019

Earth & Water Law Group Welcomes New Law Partner, Angela Morrison

For Immediate Release May 20, 2019 Earth & Water Law Group Welcomes Law Partner, Angela Morrison, And Expands to Florida Washington, D.C., May 20, 2019 – Earth & Water Law announced today the firm’s opening of its office in Tallahassee, Florida.  Angela Morrison, Esq., joins the Earth & Water Law team today and will helm […]
December 3, 2018

Company pleads guilty to failing to properly supervise Clean Water Act discharge monitoring and reporting . . .

We are likely to see an increase in these types of criminal negligence prosecutions by DOJ/EPA, involving companies who fail to provide sufficient oversight over employees who collect, monitor and report environmental quality reports to the state regulatory agency or to EPA.   The company in the present case admitted to failing to meaningfully supervise the […]
July 18, 2018

GAO issues new report – millions of school children at risk for harmful lead levels in drinking water . . .

According to the GAO report, Nationwide, school districts vary in terms of whether they have tested for lead in school drinking water, with many not testing. According to our survey of school districts, an estimated 43 percent tested for lead in school drinking water in at least one school in the last 12 months, while […]
February 26, 2018

Let the US EPA Coal Ash Rule Procedures Work

Let the US EPA coal ash rule procedures work Environmentalists are raising concerns about risks to groundwater from coal ash, making this an opportune time to clarify EPA’s 2015 coal combustion residual rule, attorney Brent Fewell writes. AUTHOR, Brent Fewell Republished from Utility Dive,  Feb. 26, 2018 In recent weeks, environmental activists have begun to […]
February 19, 2018

EPA Seeks Public Comment on Extension of CWA Permits to Groundwater

EPA mulls regs for aquifer-to-surface contamination Ariel Wittenberg, E&E News reporter Published: Monday, February 19, 2018 U.S. EPA is considering whether it should regulate water pollution that travels through groundwater to surface water. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources U.S. EPA is asking the public to weigh in on whether it should require permits for pollution that […]
January 4, 2018

Ethics (wake up!)

Ethics (wake up!) Republished from ABA Trends, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Newsletter – Vol. 49 No. 3 Mary Ellen Ternes Mary Ellen Ternes is a partner with Earth & Water Law, LLC. She is a past chair of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources’ Ethics Committee and moderated the 25th Fall Conference’s ethics panel. […]
October 16, 2017

EPA Administrator Pruitt Moves to Curtail Sue-and-Settle

EPA’s Administrator, Scott Pruitt, today took additional measures to reduce the number of “sue and settle” types of litigation filed by third parties against the Agency.  The practice of sue and settle has been criticized by such groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce which has characterized the practice as  [W]hen a federal agency agrees […]
July 28, 2017

Bipartisan Efforts to Help Struggling Water Systems

Great bipartisan showing this week in the House Energy & Commerce Committee to provide much needed assistance to communities struggling to maintain safe and affordable drinking water systems.  Kudus to Chairman Walden and Ranking Member Pallone, as well as subcommittee Chair, Rep. Shimkus, and Ranking Member, Rep. Tonko, and their personal and committee staff for […]