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Potential Implications of Maui Ruling - Environmental Law Attorney Joel Johnston comments on Supreme Court decision

April 29, 2020

Water World

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Environmental law expert Joel Johnston, an associate with the firm Hall Estill, weighs in on the recent Supreme Court decision in the case of County of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund. The ruling found that a CWA permit is required when there is a "functional equivalent" of a direct discharge from a point source into navigable waters -- including discharges that pass through soil or groundwater. WATCH HERE