Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued its final report addressing the input received by various stakeholders relating to the management of wastewater from the oil and gas industry.  The report entitled Summary of Input on Oil and Gas Extraction Wastewater Management Practices Under the Clean Water Act is the culmination of a stakeholder engagement process that began in 2018 (“Final Report”).
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An eNGO asks a federal court to find vacation resorts in the Cape Cod area of Massachusetts liable for Clean Water Act violations relating to their sewage treatment operations. The eNGO argues that the hydrological connection theory merits liability, but the Resorts argue the theory cannot provide a basis for CWA liability.
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