Law

Flint Residents Can Sue Feds Over Water Debacle

Residents of Flint, Michigan, beat back an attempt by the federal government to kill their case in Wolverine State federal court, alleging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency acted negligently during the lead-poisoning crisis that started in 2014 after the city switched drinking water systems…

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Tribe Tells Full DC Circ. Not To Rehear FERC Dam Dispute

A California-based tribe on Wednesday urged the full D.C. Circuit to reject a bid to reconsider an appeal panel’s decision earlier this year that a one-year time limit for states to act on Clean Water Act permit requests doesn’t reset if applications are withdrawn and resubmitted…

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Manufacturers Sue Gov’t Over Rule Trimming Duty Refunds

The National Association of Manufacturers lodged a suit Wednesday against U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Treasury Department, asking the Court of International Trade to nix a regulation limiting when U.S. companies can get a refund on duties or taxes collected on imports after exporting similar products…

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High Court Gets New Bid To Consider CWA Pollution Liability

Two Tennessee-based environmental groups have asked the Supreme Court to decide whether the federal Clean Water Act applies to pollution introduced into navigable waters through groundwater systems, pointing out that the justices are already considering the same issue in another case…

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