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Ninth Circuit Broadly Interprets Clean Water Act Jurisdiction
On February 1, 2018, the Ninth Circuit published Hawai'i Wildlife Fund v. County of Maui, which applied Clean Water Act (CWA) permitting requirements ...
United States
7 Feb 2018
Challenge To WOTUS Rule Heads Back To Georgia District Court
The case in the Southern District of Georgia involved a coalition of eleven states seeking to halt the implementation of the WOTUS Rule.
United States
30 Jan 2018
EPA Sets Out Plans For WOTUS Replacement
As previously reported, President Trump has issued an Executive Order calling on EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to formally review the "Clean Water Rule" also known as the Water of the United States (WOTUS) Rulemaking.
United States
27 Apr 2017
4th Circuit Clarifies Application Of Clean Water Act Permit Shield, Requires Strict Permit Compliance
The Circuit Court held that Fola was not entitled to the protections of the permit shield because the company did not comply with the conditions of its permit...
United States
18 Jan 2017
DOJ Shines New Light On Environmental Criminal Prosecutions
A section within the ENRD, the Environmental Crimes Section houses a unit of 43 specialized attorneys tasked with prosecuting individuals and corporations that have violated environmental criminal statutes.
United States
14 Jul 2016
Texas Federal Court Dismisses Novel Challenge To NPDES Permit
In a significant win affirming the ongoing validity of long-issued permits, United States District Judge Sam A. Lindsay of the Northern District of Texas dismissed all of the claims brought by two groups...
United States
24 Jan 2016
New DOJ Policy Targets Individuals (Not Just Companies) For Alleged Violations Of Environmental Law
The USAM revisions add a number of policies that strengthen DOJ's pursuit of individuals for alleged corporate wrongdoing.
United States
13 Dec 2015
EPA Revises Rule Governing State Water Quality Standards Review And Approval Process
On August 21, 2015, EPA issued a final rule revising its regulations governing the development, review and approval of state water quality standards ("WQS") (40 CFR Part 131).
United States
15 Sep 2015
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