Clean Water & the Rule of Law: Recapping 4 Years of Reform and the Path Ahead

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Under the current administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has adopted a variety of regulations and policies aimed at reforming the nation’s water quality programs, with a focus on cooperative federalism and rule of law principles.  Reflecting on EPA’s accomplishments and remaining agenda items, Assistant Administrator Ross will share his perspective on a range of topics, such as: A new definition of the “Waters of the United States”; Groundwater pollution; Enforcement of federal clean water laws; Reforms to state water quality certification procedures; Improvements to drinking water and wastewater infrastructure; Ocean pollution; and the newly established “Water Subcabinet.”  


David P. Ross, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Moderator: Jeffrey H. Wood, Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.



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