and Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) -- is being ordered by the Supreme Court (SC) to pay the Philippine government nearly P2 billion for their alleged violation of the Philippine Clean Water Act
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Wednesday urged the two water distributors in Metro Manila to comply with the Philippine Clean Water Act
instead of fighting a Supreme Court order fining them almost P2 billion for violating the environmental law.
Pay P2-B fine, SC orders MWSS, Maynilad, Manila Water !-- -- MANILA, Philippines The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday imposed massive fines on the government's Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) and private water concessionaires Maynilad and Manila Water for noncompliance with the Clean Water Act
. Voting 14-0, the SC ordered MWSS and Maynilad to pay P921,464,184, with Manila Water and MWSS ordered to pay the same amount.
in connection with fines of more than PHP1.8 billion imposed by the government for non-compliance with the Clean Water Act
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Corps of Engineers to review and rescind the 2015 "waters of the United States" rule that was issued under the Clean Water Act
. The rule has been subject to extensive litigation nation-wide at the federal District and Court of Appeal level where it has been challenged by various industry, agriculture, development groups and affected states.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army are proposing what they call "a clear, understandable, and implementable definition of 'waters of the United States' that clarifies federal authority under the Clean Water Act
But, the ruling continued, the Clean Water Act
isn't the "proper legal tool of correction" to address it.
The Sierra Club sued Dominion Energy under the citizen-suit provision of the Clean Water Act
. Following a bench trial, the district court found that rainwater and groundwater were leaching arsenic from the coal ash in the landfill and settling ponds, polluting the groundwater, which carried the arsenic into navigable waters.
Leones maintained that violations of various environmental laws, such as Republic Act (RA) 9275, or the Clean Water Act
of 2004, will be called to a technical meeting by the DENR.
The WOTUS Rule, which defines the scope of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act
, was adopted under the Obama Administration 2015 rule, "Clean Water Rule: Definition of 'Waters of the United States." The court heard oral arguments in the case, National Association of Manufacturers v.