When the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the consolidated cases of Rapanos v. United States and Carabell v. United States in 2006, observers hoped the Court would supply much-needed clarification to the federal Clean Water Act’s (CWA) dominion over wetlands. Instead, the Court could not reach a consensus, and regulation and enforcement of the law has been mired in confusion ever since.
- By Scott D. Deatherage
- Aug 01, 2007
This article originally appeared in the 08/01/2007 issue of Environmental Protection.
Hurricane Katrina left a wake of devastation in its path -- thousands dead, New Orleans flooded, a whole population displaced, and billions of dollars in destruction all along the Gulf Coast. A true national disaster, Katrina revealed the coast's vulnerability.
- By Katie McCarthy
- Oct 01, 2006
This article originally appeared in the 10/01/2006 issue of Environmental Protection.