John H. Paul


This casenote discusses the statutes and cases bearing on the Second Circuit's decision of Catskill Mountains Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Inc. v. City of New York. It begins with an examination of Catskill to determine its reliability as authority for subsequent cases. Specifically, this casenote discusses the, statutes and cases laying the foundation of the Catskill decision, addressing the law of judicial deference to administrative interpretation, and the meaning of "discharge of pollutants" under the Clean Water Act. This casenote concludes that Catskill is both sound authority and a fair summary of the law at the time of its decision. The casenote ends with a summary of the outcome of the Catskill litigation and recent developments in a similar case in the Eleventh Circuit, which may affect Catskill's viability.