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Managing Groundwater Quality and Quantity in the Western States


Denise Fort


University of New Mexico School of Law

Vickie Gabin


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ellen Pinnes


affiliation not provided to SSRN

1993

San Francisco: Natural Heritage Institute, 1993

Abstract:     
How does groundwater affect national interests? This report, done for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1993, addresses that question with respect to the pollution of groundwater (quality) and the use of groundwater (quantity).

Generally groundwater has been regarded as a matter for state regulation, although there are some federal laws that protect groundwater quality. However, there is no federal law protecting groundwater quality that is equivalent to the federal Clean Water Act.

The use of groundwater has been regarded as a matter of state law. Groundwater use implicates federal interests, in that the federal government may be called upon to build costly rescue projects for communities that have mined their groundwater. Groundwater pumping also can affect surface flows, wetlands, and springs. In most instances there are no federal or state laws that protect these ecological interests.

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Date posted: January 18, 2011  

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Fort, Denise and Gabin, Vickie and Pinnes, Ellen, Managing Groundwater Quality and Quantity in the Western States (1993). San Francisco: Natural Heritage Institute, 1993. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1739974

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Denise Fort (Contact Author)
University of New Mexico School of Law ( email )
1117 Stanford, N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 87131
United States

Vickie Gabin
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Ellen Pinnes
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