Don't Dig a Watery Grave: Stay Current on the Latest Water Regulations and Available Funding

November 9, 2009
Joseph Manko
Association of Corporate Counsel's "Green-house Counsel"

The construction and rehabilitation of our nation's infrastructure has come to the fore with the advent of both climate change and the transformation of our energy production. As water shortages continue to move eastward from the western states and new water quality standards are promulgated to address previously unregulated pollutants, the handling of water will ultimately require as much, if not more, attention from corporate counsel than the current focus on fossil fuel. To anticipate this potential sea change, counsel should be aware of the evolution of governmental regulation of the use and handling of water, as well as monetary incentives to achieve compliance with the emerging laws.

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