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"E&E News" featured Haub Law Professor Karl Coplan in "Clean Water Act 'ambulance chasers'? Firm raises eyebrows"

05/29/2018

"E&E News" featured Haub Law Professor Karl Coplan in "Clean Water Act 'ambulance chasers'? Firm raises eyebrows"

...Over the last several years, stormwater runoff has become a hot topic in Clean Water Act citizen litigation, said Karl Coplan, director of the environmental litigation clinic at Pace University's Elisabeth Haub School of Law.

"Anything that's in certain industrial categories, if you have rainfall on your site, and it's being collected anywhere, and it ends up going in a stream somewhere, you need coverage under a permit," Coplan said.

"It ends up affecting a lot of small businesses that may not know they needed the permit in the first place, or may not have a compliance officer," he said.

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