April 14, 2008 14:44 Age: 6 yrs

Buzbee Testifies Before Congress Regarding Clean Water Restoration Act

William Buzbee

Emory Law Professor William Buzbee will testify before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure this week regarding the Clean Water Restoration Act of 2007. His testimony, which is schedule for Wednesday, April 16, will discuss the importance of the Clean Water Restoration Act in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in two major cases – Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and United States v. Rapanos – which determined what sorts of waters are federally protected.

This will be Professor Buzbee’s third trip to Congress to testify on issues related to water laws in the United States. In December 2007, he testified before the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee regarding the Clean Water Act and issues related to wetlands, rivers and other water bodies, and in 2006, he testified before the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Water, providing his expert legal opinion on the implications of a Supreme Court Clean Water Act ruling.

Professor Buzbee serves as director of Emory’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program. He is known for his expertise in the areas of land use and environmental law and has been recognized for his writing on these topics.

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