Supreme Court’s “Nexus” author expresses second thoughts

August 22, 2016

By Lewis Perdue The Rapanos v. United States decision — which currently dominates debate about federal jurisdiction and enforcement actions — acknowledges that even the Supreme Court has not been able to figure out definitively how to define many provisions under the Clean Water Act (CWA) such as whether a dry stream bed or land […]

Dire consequences face every farmer & landowner who fails to grasp the vast and vague regulation of the Clean Water Act

Introduction This is the first in a series of articles examining the often unclear issues and the consequences for farmers, other land owners and the environment. Originally passed by Congress to address industrial dumping of chemicals and other hazardous substances, the Clean Water act has become a major and expensive problem for farmers and even […]

Wine Club pioneer Global Wine Company “decommissions” itself, sources say it has been acquired by a competitor.

August 19, 2016

The high-profile, wine expert-driven wine shipper, Global Wine Club (GWC) of San Rafael has “decommissioned “itself and may have been acquired by a competitor. The sale and “decommissioning” may have been hastened by increased competition in the direct-to-consumer market and by the New York State Liquor Authority’s aggressive campaign against direct shipments. GWC failed to […]