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"Enforcement of the Clean Water Act"

Federalist Society is sponsoring a panel discussion Thursday afternoon, Sept. 6, on Capitol Hill, with panelists Prof. Jonathan Adler, Case Western; M. Reed Hopper, Pacific Legal Foundation; Prof. Patrick Parenteau, Vermont Law School; and Prof. Robert Percival, University of Maryland School of Law. Description:

In the 2006 plurality decision in Rapanos v. United States, the Supreme Court limited the scope of the Clean Water Act's protection of "navigable waters" to only include those bodies of water that are "permanent, standing or continuously flowing," and thus did not apply to channels through which water flows only some of the time. In the wake of the Rapanos decision, Rep. James Oberstar (MN) has sponsored the Clean Water Restoration Act of 2007 that would "fix the Clean Water Act," according to the Congressman's website. This legislation would allow the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to enforce the Clean Water Act on wetlands, streams and ponds that are not part of a major "navigable" waterway. Please join us as a panel of experts discusses these issues.

Full details here.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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