E&W Blog

August 25, 2019

Trump EPA Turns Up Heat on States to Reduce Widespread Water Pollution . . . .

In a recent memo to EPA Regional Offices, the head of EPA’s Enforcement Office, Susan Bodine, directs the agency’s regional offices to work closely with states to reduce the number of significant noncompliance across the U.S. involving sources permitted under the federal Clean Water Act.  The text of the memo begins, The purpose of this […]
June 11, 2019

How Technology is Changing EHS Compliance – what you need to know . . .

E&W’s Doug Parker will join other experts in this space on an upcoming Bloomberg Environment webinar ( June 24th) to discuss what it means for companies, government and the public as well as how to prepare for this new landscape. Rapid change in technology is already impacting environmental compliance and the public scrutiny of company’s EHS […]
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 […]
April 8, 2019

EPA Promotes Water Quality Markets to Accelerate Cleanup of Nonpoint Source Pollution

On February 4th at a public event in Dearing, Georgia, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Administrator for Water David Ross announced a new policy memorandum (updating EPA’s 2003 policy) that will help states, tribes and stakeholders use market-, incentive- and community-based programs to reduce excess nutrients and improve water […]
April 5, 2019

EPA issues new Audit Policy for Oil and Gas Owners to improve compliance . . .

From EPA Frequently Asked Questions –  IMPLEMENTATION CONSIDERATIONS What has the EPA announced and why is the EPA doing this? The EPA has finalized its Oil and Natural Gas Exploration and Production Facilities New Owner Audit Program (Oil and Gas New Owner Audit Program or Program) tailored for new owners of upstream oil and natural […]
February 18, 2019

EPA’s New Proposed WOTUS Rule – the good and bad news . . .

The U.S. EPA and Army Corps issued the long awaited proposed waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule on February 14.  84 Fed. Reg. 4154 (Feb. 14, 2019) (“Proposed Rule”).  Settling the WOTUS question is a major priority for this Administration.  The Proposed Rule has sweeping implications and affects all promulgated Clean Water Act (CWA) […]
February 7, 2019

Pittsburgh Water Authority criminally charged for violating Safe Drinking Water Act . . .

The City of Pittsburgh’s Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA) is the latest organization to face criminal charges for conduct related to alleged violations of drinking water standards. PWSA has recently been the subject of sharp criticism from the public and key stakeholders about its operations, and the charges from the state’s Attorney General are the latest signal that significant changes […]
December 27, 2018

E&W’s, Lindene Patton, discusses climate change, weather, and attribution science on NPR’s Morning Edition . . .

Earth & Water Law Group’s, Lindene Patton, discusses the link between climate and weather, and attribution science, with Christopher Joyce during NPR’s Morning Edition program. Examining The Link Between Climate And Weather December 27, 20185:00 AM ET , Heard on Morning Edition CHRISTOPHER JOYCE It was this year when scientists ratcheted up their warnings about the effects […]