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Under the Public Trust doctrine, navigable waters are held in an inalienable trust by State government.  Members of the public have a right to transit by boat on  waters susceptible to navigation.  This is true even where both shorelines are under private ownership, and even where the lands under the water are held in private […]

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Three years ago, the rupture of a coal ash pond in Kingston, Tennessee sent 5.4 million cubic yards of a toxic slurry into neighborhoods and the Emory River.  That spill focused attention on EPA’s persistent failure to come up with regulations governing disposal of coal ash waste, which EPA exempted from regulation as hazardous waste […]

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