Post-Argument Panel on Major Clean Water Act Case Before Supreme Court

November 4, 2019

County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund could expand or limit reach of federal wastewater regulation

WASHINGTON – Experts on both sides of County of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund will discuss the case at Georgetown Law after oral arguments on Wednesday, Nov. 6.


On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a major Clean Water Act case for the first time in over a decade with County of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund. At stake is whether pollution that reaches regulated waterways indirectly is subject to federal restrictions. Later the same day, environmental law experts will discuss how arguments played out and potential implications of the Court’s decision.

The Georgetown Law event is organized by its Environmental Law and Policy Program and its Supreme Court Institute.


Richard Lazarus, Harvard Law School
(Independent panelist)

Amanda Cohen Leiter, Program on Environmental and Energy Law, American University
(On the briefs for respondent)

Erin Murphy Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
(Co-author of amicus brief in support of petitioner on behalf of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. and Plantation Pipe Line Company, Inc.)

Robert Barnes, Supreme Court Correspondent, The Washington Post

Sara Colangelo, Georgetown Law’s Environmental Law & Policy Program
(Introductory remarks)


Wednesday, November 6, 2019
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Reception to follow.


Georgetown Law
Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor
120 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001