Oral arguments in the landmark Sackett vs. EPA case have begun, and anchor Brock Yordy brings us a recap. Is the definition of “groundwater” about to change? It’s episode 34.

“These are discussions we need to be having,” Yordy says. “And we need to understand that, by December when we’re all together for IGSHPA/National Ground Water Association, there’s going to be some other big pieces that have come out.”

The court started hearing arguments in Sackett vs. EPA on Oct. 3, 2022.

This episode covers:

  • Near misses: The Importance of Documenting and Tracking
  • Historic droughts and effects on the Danube, Rhine, Mississippi and other busy shipping rivers
  • Flooding and other climate change effects
  • Waters of the United States (WOTUS)
  • “Subsurface” water vs. groundwater
  • The Sackett vs. EPA case before the Supreme Court
  • How to be proactive on issues important to the groundwater industry
  • Legal and policy issues in groundwater in 2022

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