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Court’s Reversal of CWA Conviction Splits Lawyers on Enforcement Impacts

Mintz Member and Chair of the firm's Environmental Law Practice Jeffrey R. Porter was quoted in an article published by Inside EPA on the likely impact of a recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in United States v. Lucero, which overturned a conviction for an alleged Clean Water Act (CWA) violation, noting that he believes the ruling “could reduce criminal prosecutions of CWA violations,” among other observations.



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