Lloyd Pilchen’s second article on water rights, historic canals and rivers, and modern environmental law appears in The American Surveyor‘s March/April issue. This article discusses the Clean Water Act and nuisance law, including wastewater discharge permits, and the evolution of environmental law between the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Missouri v. Illinois (1906) and County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund (2020). Lloyd follows relevant case law through over a century of American industrial and geographic development, presenting a primer on environmentalism, water rights, wastewater, and the Clean Water Act.
Read the article in The American Surveyor, or view the PDF.
View Part 1 of Lloyd’s article.