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Eastern Water Law & Policy Reporter

July 2015

Volume 10, Number 6 July 2015


Oklahoma Governor Signs into Law Bill Prohibiting Municipality Enacted Fracking Bans in the State131

News from the West132


Recent Investigations, Settlements, Penalties and Sanctions135



D.C. Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Clean Water Act Case for Lack of Standing as Curable Defect Exception Did Not Apply138

National Association of Home Builders, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, et al., ___F.3d___, Case No. 13-5290 (D.C. Cir. May 15, 2015).

Federal Circuit Finds Claims Court Lacked Jurisdiction over Regulatory Takings Action Stemming from an Army Corps Denial of a Clean Water Act Permit139

Resource Investments, Inc. v. U.S., ___F.3d___, Case No. 2014-5069 (Fed. Cir. May 12, 2015).

District Court Holds that Clean Water Act Section 1311(a) Forbids the Introduction of a Pollutant into Water—Not the Continuing Presence of a Pollutant in Water141

Friends of Warm Mineral Springs, Inc. v. Gina McCarthy, ___F.Supp.3d___, Case No. 8:13-cv-3236-T-23TGW (M.D. Fl. May 8, 2015).

District Court Allows Unjust Enrichment Claim to Proceed against Companies Seeking Remediation Costs from State Fund after Insurance Funds


In re: Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) Products Liability Litigation, ___F.Supp.3d___, Case No. 1:00-01898 (S.D. N.Y. May 14, 2015).

District Court Holds that Valley Fills May Constitute ‘Point Sources’ under the Clean Water


Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition Inc. v. Pacahontas Land Corp., ___F.Supp.3d___, Case No. 3:14-11333 (S.D. W.V. May 7, 2015).

District Court Finds Fox River Contamination Response Costs under CERCLA Are Divisible147

U.S. v. NCR Corp., ___F.Supp.3d___, Case No. 10-C-910 (E.D. Wis. May 15, 2015).


New York Supreme Court’s Appellate Division Finds State’s Clean Water Act MS4 General Permit Process Passes Scrutiny149

Natural Resources Defense Council v. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, ___N.E. 3d___, Slip Op. Case No. 03766 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. App. Div. May 5, 2015).