E&W Blog

February 2, 2016

World Water Day March 22, 2016 Sparks a Run Up of Activity

  A number of national, association and NGO activities are coming on line as a run up to the United Nations World Water Day on March 22, 2016.  Activities of interest to E&W blog readers include: White House Summit on Water Issues As part of the joint White House-Department of Interior 12/15/15 roundtable discussion with […]
February 2, 2016

National Drinking Water Advisory Committee makes recommendations to EPA on Revisions to Lead & Copper Rule

In light of the human health crisis in Flint Michigan, the NDWAC’s recommendations to EPA’s leadership on the lead and copper rule is none too timely. NDWAC – Recommendations to the Administrator Dec. 15, 2015.   As public health specialists have concluded, lead in any amount is harmful to humans.   There is no silver […]
January 30, 2016

AWWA and Earth & Water quoted in BNA Bloomberg, Citing EPA Response in Flint Michigan

EPA Too Slow in Flint Crisis Response, Lawyers Say BNA Snapshot EPA’s Role in Flint, Mich., Water Crisis Takeaway: The EPA should have acted more quickly and aggressively in responding to lead contamination in Flint’s drinking water, several environmental lawyers said. Next Step: Ongoing investigations should determine whether there are legal and practical reasons for the EPA’s […]
January 30, 2016

Fewell quoted in Greenwire on Flint Michigan Crisis

Agency has ‘Goldilocks syndrome’ after Flint crisis Kevin Bogardus, E&E reporter Greenwire: Friday, January 29, 2016 U.S. EPA, often under fire from its Capitol Hill and industry critics for overstepping its authority, now finds itself in the cross-hairs for not using its authority soon enough. The drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., that has poisoned […]
January 23, 2016

Earth & Water Group launch mentioned in Politico

Bush enviro alums launch law group: A pair of former George W. Bush administration environmental officials is launching a new law firm, Earth & Water Group, to focus on a range of water and other environmental issues. Brent Fewell, formerly the No. 2 for water at EPA and a founder of the group, said it […]
January 21, 2016

Earth & Water Group makes big splash with January launch of virtual enviro firm!

Former EPA officials launch ‘virtual’ enviro firm Robin Bravender, E&E reporter Published: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 A group of former government officials — including former high-ranking U.S. EPA staffers — has launched a new environmental law firm. The Washington, D.C.-based Earth & Water Group officially started operating last week, providing legal and strategic counseling to […]
January 20, 2016

Brent Fewell discusses Flint water crisis and U.S. failing water infrastructure with CCTV host Elaine Reyes

November 15, 2015

Fewell's Focus: Markets & Bold Action

Reprinted from Water & Waste Digest Fri, 2015-11-06  EPA workshop explores expansion of water markets to accelerate watershed restoration As Eleanor Roosevelt once quipped, “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” This article by design will cover the spectrum of small- to big-mindedness, with the singular goal of advancing the […]
July 24, 2015

DOJ Issues New Corporate Wrongdoing Policy

Signaling DOJ’s increasing pressure to deter corporate wrongdoing, DOJ issues new guidance this week titled “Individual Accountability for Corporate Wrongdoing.” Important for every CEO, Compliance Officer, and corporate manager to read and take to heart.  Under this new policy, for a company to receive cooperation credit in any civil or criminal prosecution, the company must […]