TITLE

Ninth Circuit Explains Meaning of the Word "Pollutant" Under the Clean Water Act and Refuses to Ignore the Constitution's Supremacy Clause

AUTHOR(S)
Bacha, Edward
PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
Ecology Law Quarterly;2004, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p751
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the ruling of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court on the case filed by the Northern Plains Resource Council against Fidelity Exploration and Development Co. in 2004. Background of the lawsuit; Claims concerning violations committed by the company against the Clean Water Act in the country; Justifications for the decision of the Circuit.
ACCESSION #
15591011

 

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