The Water Transfers Rule: Weakening the Clean Water Act One Reasonable Interpretation at a Time

Tran-Caffee, Cozette
May 2010
Ecology Law Quarterly;2010, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p751
Academic Journal
The article discusses a court case regarding the validity of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Water Trasfers Rule as applied to polluted wastes pumped into Lake Okeechobee in Florida. The said rule is one of the Clean Water Act's (CWA) strongest tools and is authorized to regulate pollutant discharge from most point sources. However as the court noted, it failed to cover those from the nonpoint. The new water transfer rule limits the scope of the goals set by CWA.


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