March 6, 2019 | 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET
Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, and Toxic Torts: The Next Generation of Citizen Enforcement Actions
Evolving public perception has led to a rise in citizen suits filed under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Matters of concern include the decline of federal and state enforcement and oversight of regulatory programs; the exclusion of emerging contaminants in current regulatory regimes; and legitimate health and safety concerns revealed by advancements in technology that allow detection of chemical substances at minute levels. Increasingly, these suits aim to create a large-scale impact in which outcomes may affect an entire regulated sector–not just a single defendant. Compliance with permit requirements under the CWA and SDWA, does not typically deter these novel claims and purported injuries.
Join us for this 90-minute webinar to learn more about these emerging CWA and SDWA citizen suit legal theories and defense strategies, including the nexus with toxic tort litigation.