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May 13, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court Issues a Major Ruling on NPDES Permits

On April 23, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued a significant decision regarding when National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits are needed for “point source” discharges under the Clean Water Act. The Clean Water Act forbids “any addition” of any pollutant from “any point source” to “navigable waters” without an appropriate permit from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).» Read more