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Feb 01, 2021

Four Key State Court Environmental Law Decisions for New Jersey Practitioners to Know in 2021

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, New Jersey trial and appellate courts issued several key environmental law decisions in 2020. Recently, my colleagues, Martha Donovan and Margaret Raymond-Flood, and I have had the opportunity to present a seminar, entitled “Navigating the Recent Developments in Environmental Law and Coverage Affecting NJ Practitioners,” for the New Jersey State Bar Association, where my task was to review Appellate and Law Division decisions affecting New Jersey environmental attorneys.» Read more

May 13, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court Issues a Major Ruling on NPDES Permits

On April 23, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued a significant decision regarding when National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits are needed for “point source” discharges under the Clean Water Act. The Clean Water Act forbids “any addition” of any pollutant from “any point source” to “navigable waters” without an appropriate permit from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).» Read more