All agribusinesses rely on water rights as an essential part of their operations. Yet exactly what constitutes a "water of the United States" subject to the Clean Water Act continues to confound courts, regulators, and the regulated community. Just last year, the U.S. EPA issued a controversial rule designed to clarify the matter. But many argued the rule instead dramatically expanded EPA's jurisdiction. Federal courts have put a halt to the rule, at least for now. Where does this leave agricultural operations? This webinar will examine the scope of Clean Water Act regulation and the "waters of the United States" rule--where we have been, where we are, and where we may be headed.


  • Thad Lightfoot, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Minneapolis Office, Regulatory Affairs Dept.
  • Mike Droke, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Seattle Office, Food, Beverage & Agribusiness Dept. 

**NOTE: Watching this recording does not allow the user to obtain CLE, CPD, CPE or HR credits.

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