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Thomas Casey and Katlyn Caldwell Authored “Circuit Split Widens as Sixth Circuit Weighs in on Groundwater” for American Bar Association Water Quality and Wetlands Publication

Thomas Casey, partner, and Katlyn Caldwell, attorney, both members of the Environmental & Natural Resources Practice in the firm’s Birmingham office, recently authored an article for the American Bar Association (ABA) Water Quality and Wetlands publication, published by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources.

The article, titled “Circuit Split Widens as Sixth Circuit Weighs in on Groundwater,” highlights two recent opinions passed down by the Sixth Circuit regarding the scope of the Clean Water Act (CWA), including the law’s jurisdiction over discharges to groundwater that is connected to surface waters protected by the CWA.

Thomas offers deep experience in environmental regulation and litigation, and routinely represents utilities and other members of the regulated community in administration matters, enforcement actions, and citizen suits. Thomas often handles water quantity law matters, including multi-state disputes over water rights, litigation with federal water managers, regulation of hydropower reservoirs, and advising clients on water withdrawals and state water resources planning. 

Katlyn represents industrial clients, utilities, and other business interests in various state and federal environmental matters, leveraging her work with in-house counsels to develop a comprehensive understanding of her clients’ legal questions and business goals. She has established a deep understanding of complex environmental legal issues, including those related to the CWA and the Resource Conservation and Resource Act (RCRA).