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The Roberts Court and the Clean Water Act, Part I

7/11/06 Hot Topics Lecture by David Mears and Randy Hill.

Three cases provide the first opportunity to see how the Court will deal with statutory interpretation and the commerce clause in environmental cases. The first, S.D. Warren v. Maine Board of Env’l Protection, addresses state authority under the CWA to require water quality certifications when hydropower dams are relicensed.


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