Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund

ELR Citation: 50 ELR 20102
No(s). 18-260 (U.S. Apr 23, 2020)

The U.S. Supreme Court held, 6-3, that the "functional equivalent of a direct discharge" of pollutants requires a CWA permit, and remanded for consideration of whether a discharge of pollutants into groundwater that later discharged into the Pacific Ocean meets this standard. Environmental groups ar...