Supreme Court rejects EPA's narrow view of Clean Water Act

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The Supreme Court ruled by a six to three vote that the discharge of polluted water into the ground rather than directly into nearby waterways does not relieve sewage plants and other industries former environmental requirements under the clean water act the decision came in a case from Hawaii about whether a sewage treatment plant needs a federal permit dissent wastewater deep underground instead of discharging it directly into the Pacific Ocean studies found the waste water reaches the ocean anyway and damaged a coral reef near Maui beach David Hankin a lawyer for Earthjustice who argued the case in the High Court said this is unquestionably a win for people who are concerned about protecting clean water in the United States Jennifer king Washington

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