Pennsylvania's Environmental Rights Amendment Grows Some Teeth

After decades of irrelevance, two court decisions uphold people's right to "clean air, pure water," hearten activists to push for more.

U.S. Courts Issue Contradictory Rulings on Groundwater and the Clean Water Act

Courts grapple with pollution cases that pit the law against nature.

Deep Drought Stirred Action on California’s Right To Water

Pioneering water law gained relevance in dry weather for solving…

California’s Clean-Water-for-All Experiment Begins to Deliver

The state was the first in the U.S. to declare a human right…

U.S. Appeals Court Affirms Tribal Groundwater Rights

Lawsuit could reach the U.S. Supreme Court. By Brett Walton,…

West Virginia Confronts Maryland Over Potomac River Authority

Attorney general threatens U.S. Supreme Court lawsuit unless…

In Supreme Court, Florida and Georgia Argue Over Water Use

Water planning in the South has not kept pace with demand. By…

Waukesha Awaits Great Lakes Water Diversion Decision

Approval of Wisconsin city’s request for Lake Michigan water is first test of bi-national agreement.

Waukesha Another Step Closer To Great Lakes Water

A regional committee found that the city meets the requirements for an out-of-basin diversion, with conditions.

Lack of Legal Authority Stymies Great Lakes Aquaculture

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Michigan decides against pursuit of fish farms in public waters of Lake Huron and Lake Michigan.

Lawsuits in Three States Target Groundwater Pollution under Clean Water Act

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U.S. water law confronts hydrology. Photo courtesy of…