Environmental Alert: Fourth Circuit’s “Conduit Theory” Decision Extends CWA Liability for Migrating Groundwater

On April 12, 2018, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals became the second federal appellate court to recognize the so-called groundwater “conduit theory” of liability under the Clean Water Act. The decision in Upstate Forever v. Kinder Morgan Energy Pa(…)

Preliminary Findings of NETL’s Hydraulic Fracturing Study – No Impacts to Groundwater

The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory released a statement at the end of last week regarding its preliminary findings in its study to monitor for impacts of hydraulic fracturing on groundwater, noting that “nothing of concer(…)