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Experienced Attorneys Successfully Advising Businesses on Clean Water Act Issues

Assertive water law representation

Waters protected under the Clean Water Act are not clearly defined because the original statutory definition of which bodies of water are protected was modified in a subsequent Supreme Court decision, Rapanos v. United States, 547 U.S. 715 (2006). As one of the leading water law firms in the Rocky Mountain Region, Trout Raley has a reputation for success in water litigation and protection cases. The firm's attorneys ensure projects are carried out and permits obtained in compliance with the CWA and other related regulations. Several of the firm’s lawyers are AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, an assurance that they are committed to working at the highest ethical and professional standards.

How does the CWA affect business?

Protection of our nation’s waterways is not only a valid concern, but a required compliance point. Discharge into waters is not allowed without a permit, and in some cases, not at all. Allowable pollutant levels are regulated by the CWA to protect water quality standards. Related to the Clean Water Act, groundwater protection provisions in the Safe Drinking Water Act may also be relevant to both commercial and residential projects. Violation of any of these water laws results in stiff penalties from the Environmental Protection Agency, making compliance in this specific area of the law an imperative. Trout Raley is experienced in assisting private clients and public entities with CWA issues such as:

  • Permitting
  • Compliance programs
  • Regulatory advice
  • Issues related to EPA rulemaking
  • Defense of administrative actions
  • Defense in criminal investigations

A reputation for success

As a small firm concentrating on environmental law and with specific knowledge of Clean Water Act compliance, Trout Raley offers competent representation of private and public entities faced with water law regulatory compliance. The firm’s founder Greg Hobbs, a longtime environmental attorney and now a Colorado Supreme Court justice, set the tradition for excellence in the area of water law.

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Providing Rocky Mountain Region companies with helpful CWA guidance

For information on how Trout Raley can assist your business with preventative compliance or competent CWA defense counsel, contact the firm today at 303.861.1963 or online. Serving Colorado, New Mexico and the Rocky Mountain region.