Case Study: Black Water Riverkeepers v. Drummond
The Clean Water Act and other related legislation restricts pollution of waters of the United States. This case study deals with a myriad of water pollution issues that arose when someone bought an abandoned mine that was seemingly harmless, but it later turned out that piles of refuse were still polluting a nearby river. This case study analyzes the elements of the Clean Water Act as applies, along with defenses of statute of limitations, laches, reliance on government agents and compliance with regulations.
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