Since the 1980s, Maui County’s wastewater treatment plant has discharged millions of gallons of recycled water into groundwater. Over several … More
How far upstream should federal regulation extend?
Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers published their proposed rewrite of the “waters of the United … More
Can states inject more local knowledge into water permitting?
Many federal environmental laws seek to leverage local knowledge by inviting states and local governments to participate in the federal … More
Will WOTUS reform end wetland banking?
According to media reports, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has sent his proposed revision of the WOTUS rule—the rule that defines … More
How to promote federalism and reduce Clean Water Act abuse
The federal government should transfer permitting authority to states under the Clean Water Act 404 program.
Fact checkers should steer clear of difficult legal questions
[Update: The Washington Post’s Fact Checker has updated the article to acknowledge this response.] Last week, President Trump issued an … More
Bureaucracy for bureaucracy’s sake
Earlier this week, the Boston Globe reported on the bureaucratic nightmare that a New Hampshire retailer experienced with he caught the … More