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RI Federal Court Sides With EPA On Stormwater Permitting Requirements

A federal court in Rhode Island recently held for the EPA on the scope of its non-discretionary duties regarding stormwater discharges.  The case arises out of the EPA’s failure to (i) notify certain commercial and industrial polluters that they must obtain stormwater discharge permits and install operational controls, and (ii) provide them with applications for … Continue Reading

Rhode Island Moves to Create Consistency with Statewide Inland Wetlands Standards

Governor Raimondo recently signed legislation that will lead to the creation of statewide development setback standards for freshwater wetlands. The new legislation results from the work of a taskforce created two years ago to marshal information on wetland and water resource management issues from stakeholders ranging from environmental groups to real estate developers. Legislators see … Continue Reading