Topic: Water Pollution

2016-12-22 At-Home Drug Disposal Kits Water Pollution Other

Connecticut AG partnered with other government and private entities to provide kits for the safe disposal of prescription medication, one goal being to reduce water pollution.

2016-12-19 Flint Water Crisis Investigation Environmental Justice, Water Pollution Criminal Case, Lawsuit v. Other Public Entity, Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

Michigan AG launched investigation to determine criminal and civil liability for violations of state law that caused or contributed to the Flint Water Crisis.

2016-05-17 Criminal Investigation of the Refugio Oil Spill Natural Resources, Water Pollution Criminal Case

Indictment of Plains All American Pipeline on Criminal Charges Resulting from the Refugio Oil Spill

2016-04-04 Settlement, Deepwater Horizon Lawsuit Natural Resources, Water Pollution Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

Multi-state consent degree settling civil claims between gulf states and BP for civil penalties and damages to natural resources.

Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas
2015-08-28 Murray Energy Corp. v. EPA Water Pollution Defense of Federal Standards

Multiple sates intervened to support EPA’s defense of the Waters of the U.S. rule.

Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Washington
2015-05-19 Kalamazoo River Oil Spill Energy, Natural Resources, Water Pollution Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

Michigan AG pursued enforcement action against Enbridge Energy in response to their actions which caused over 1 million gallons of heavy crude oil to spill into the Kalamazoo River.

2015-01-07 Tennessee Dept. of Envt. & Conservation v. TVA Solid & Hazardous Waste, Water Pollution Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Tennessee attorney general filed lawsuit against TVA alleging that a power plant was contaminating water sources.

2013-06-06 Miami-Dade County Clean Water Act Settlement Water Pollution Lawsuit v. Other Public Entity

Florida AG and U.S. government reached settlement with County of Miami-Dade regarding violations of federal and state water pollution laws at three wastewater treatment plants.

2010-11-23 Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Control v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Assessment, Water Pollution Lawsuit vs. Federal Government

Delaware and New Jersey brought action pursuant to the APA to challenge a decision made by the US Army Corp of Engineers to proceed with a dredging project to deepen the main navigation channel of the Delaware River without obtaining requisite approval pursuant to the CWA, CAA, CZMA, and Delaware code.

Delaware, New Jersey
2006-07-03 Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd. Natural Resources, Solid & Hazardous Waste, Water Pollution Amicus Brief, Lawsuit vs. Private Actors

Washington State intervened and multiple states submitted Amicus Briefs in lawsuit filed by Native American tribe against Canadian smelting company for polluting the Columbia River and Lake Roosevelt.

Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington