May 2019 "Monthly Briefing" Now Available
Alliance, Other Farm Organizations File Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Maui Clean Water Act Case
Check out the May 2019 “Monthly Briefing”! The Supreme Court has agreed to hear what many believe may be the biggest environmental case of this year: a dispute over which types of pollution discharges trigger the Clean Water Act (CWA). County of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawai'i Wildlife Fund involves the discharge of municipal wastewater into injection wells. While local environmentalists on the island of Maui pushed for a settlement to prevent this case from being heard by the highest court in the land, numerous amicus briefs supporting Maui were filed from a host of conservative and industry figures, including a group of GOP senators, industry associations, conservative groups, local governments, water utilities and Republican-led states.
The Family Farm Alliance is part of a group of eight national agriculture organizations that joined in an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief that was transmitted to the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month.
Click here to download the May 2019 “Monthly Briefing” and read more about this issue, and these other articles of interest to Western water users:
Interior Finalizes First Ever CE as Part of New Title Transfer Process
Infrastructure Talks Collapse—Congress Turns to Highway Bill
Disaster Package Blocked in House: Flood and Fire Assistance on Hold
Alliance Supports Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2019
Congress Addresses Significance of Ag’s Role to Provide Climate Solutions
Farm Bill Conservation Title Implementation Underway
House Democrats Increase FY 2020 Energy-Water-Interior-EPA Funding
White House to Move Quickly on NEPA Rules
Colorado River Basin DCP Signed at Hoover Dam
Risch, Fulcher Introduce Legislation to Better Recharge Idaho Aquifer
Reclamation Seeks Stakeholder Input on Transferred Works
Reclamation Updates 2019 CVP South-of-Delta Water Allocations
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