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Update: District Court Ruling Forces EPA Action on “Dead Zone”

  • October 9, 2013

Posted October 9, 2013   In Gulf Restoration Network, et al. v. Jackson, No. 12-677, 2013 WL 55328547 (E.D.L.A. September...

EPA to Investigate Hawaii Molasses Spill

  • October 7, 2013

Posted October 7, 2013   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Hawaii’s state Department of Health will both investigate a...

EPA Proposed Rule to Clarify Clean Water Act Jurisdiction

  • September 26, 2013

Posted September 26, 2013   A proposed rule intended to clarify which waters and wetlands are protected under the Clean Water...

District Court Ruling Forces EPA Action on “Dead Zone”

  • September 24, 2013

Posted September 24, 2013   On Friday, a U.S. District Judge ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has six months...

Judge Rules EPA Can Enforce Nutrient Standards in Chesapeake Bay

  • September 19, 2013

Posted September 19, 2013   A federal judge upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to set and enforce nutrient standards in...

EPA and Iowa Reach Agreement on CAFO Oversight

  • September 17, 2013

Posted September 17, 2013   The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) have reached an...

Federal Judge Denies Defendants’ Attorneys’ Fees in MD Water Pollution Case

  • September 4, 2013

  Posted September 4, 2013   A U.S. District Court judge denied defendants’ motion for $3 million dollars in attorneys’ fees...

Plaintiffs, EPA Reach Settlement; EPA Not to Seek New CAFO Regulations

  • August 23, 2013

Posted August 23, 2013 According to an agreement with the Chesapeake BayFoundation (CBF), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not...

Bill Establishing USDA Review of EPA Regulations Introduced

  • August 15, 2013

Posted August 15, 2013 On August 1, S. 1466 was introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and...

D.C. Circuit Holds That EPA Can Withdraw §404 Permit Site Specifications Post-Permit

Posted:  June 7, 2013 In Mingo Logan Coal Co. v. U.S. E.P.A., 714 F.3d 608, the United States Court of...

March 6 Webinar on State and Federal Water Law Issues, CLE Credit Available

  • February 28, 2013

On March 6, from 12-1 p.m. (Central), the Arkansas Bar Association will host a webinar covering state and federal law water...

February 5, 2013: Center Hosting Producer Workshop in Keiser, Arkansas

  • January 7, 2013

The National Agricultural Law Center will host a producer meeting at the Northeast Research and Extension Center in Keiser, Arkansas on February...

Forestry Roads and the Clean Water Act

  • September 19, 2012

Two cases on the stormwater discharge exemption for forestry roads, Decker, et al.v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center,et al. and Georgia-Pacific...

33rd Annual American Agricultural Law Association Annual Meeting: Focus on Farm Bill and Many Other Agricultural Law Issues

  • September 5, 2012

The 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Law Association will be held October 18-20 in Nashville, Tennessee.  The conference will...

Farm Database Proposal Pulled by EPA

  • July 23, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency withdrew a proposed rule that would have required livestock and poultry farmers to report about their...

33rd Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Law Association: Nashville, Tennessee October 18-20

  • July 13, 2012

The 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Law Association will be held October 18-20, 2012 at the downtown Sheraton Hotel...

Water Board Hearing Could Increase Costs for Agriculturists

According to a recent Western Farm Press article, the California “State Water Resources Control Board held a hearing in May to...

GAO Calls for Additional Data for EPA Water Quality Program

According to a recent Agri-Pulse report, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) believes states need to improve the clean-up process of our...