U.S. Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Arguments In Hawaii Water Pollution Dispute

Published on 19 Feb 2019, 16:11
According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, the US Supreme Court agreed to consider limiting the scope of a law aimed at curbing water pollution in a dispute pitting an environmental group against local authorities in Hawaii over a wastewater treatment plant. The justices reportedly agreed to hear an appeal by Maui County of a lower court ruling siding with the Hawaii Wildlife Fund in its 2012 lawsuit accusing officials of violating the 1972 Clean Water Act. Reuters reports that the Hawaii Wildlife Fund claims that the county is in violation of the Clean Water Act as several million gallons of treated wastewater from the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility drains into the Pacific Ocean every day.

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