News, Publications & Events
These news stories are updated regularly by Tupper Mack Wells. For the most recent stories, scroll down. To view the archives, see the column on the right.
April 17th, 2017
On March 23rd, James Tupper participated as a speaker at The Seminar Group CLE “Environmental Law in the Trump Administration.” The presentations at the seminar addressed topics such as:
- Priorities of the New Administration
- Can Trump Dismantle the EPA as Promised?
- Trump’s Response (or Lack Thereof)… Continue reading
September 12, 2016
NPDES permittees can benefit from reviewing three recent decisions by the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. As described in this article by Tupper Mack Wells PLLC attorney Bradford Doll, courts have shown receptivity to holding a landlord jointly liable for a… Continue reading
August 17, 2016
Tupper Mack Wells congratulates Sarah Mack on being named the 2017 Land Use and Zoning Law “Lawyer of the Year” in the Seattle area by Best Lawyers®. According to Best Lawyers, “Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored… Continue reading
August 16, 2016
Tupper Mack Wells attorneys James Tupper, Sarah Mack and Matt Wells are pleased to have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 in the field of Environmental Law. Best Lawyers® lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation.… Continue reading
July 13, 2016
On July 6, 2016, the Washington State Department of Ecology re-issued the Boatyard General Permit, which provides coverage for discharges of treated pressure-wash wastewater and stormwater runoff from certain boatyards to waters of the State. The new permit will take effect August 8, 2016.
Facilities that… Continue reading
June 14, 2016
We are pleased to share the news that the 2016 Washington Super Lawyers list includes Tupper Mack Wells attorneys James Tupper, Sarah Mack, and Matthew Wells. Sarah and Matt are listed in the primary practice area of Environmental Law, and James is listed in Environmental Litigation. … Continue reading
June 7, 2016
The Department of Ecology adopted a new instream flow rule, effective February 27, 2015, for the Spokane River affecting Washington lands overlying the Spokane Valley Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer. The stated purpose of the instream flow rule is to protect and preserve water for instream resources including… Continue reading
May 23, 2016
The Department of Ecology has published proposed modifications of the municipal stormwater permit that covers the most populous cities and counties in the state. The public comment period on the modifications begins May 18 and ends on June 30, 2016. The proposed changes, if adopted, would apply… Continue reading
March 30, 2016
The Washington State Department of Ecology is accepting comments on proposed amendments to Water Quality Standards for Surface Waters of the State of Washington – Chapter 173-201A WAC, also referred to as the Fish Consumption Rule. The public comment period on the proposed rule and draft Environmental… Continue reading
March 9, 2016
On Tuesday, April 19, 2016, James Tupper of Tupper Mack Wells will speak at Law Seminar International’s 16th Annual Comprehensive Conference on Clean Water and Stormwater in Seattle. The two-day conference will focus on developments in water quality litigation, enforcement, and compliance.
James will address industrial… Continue reading