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Court Sets Aside Pesticide Registration For ESA Violations

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia recently issued an order vacating an action from Environmental Protection...

Recently Filed Lawsuit Claims that Swampbuster is Unconstitutional

A farmer in South Dakota has filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) alleging that its wetland...

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The Deal with Dicamba: Report Examines EPA Decision to Register Dicamba in 2018

On May 24, 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) Office of the Inspector General (“OIG”) issued a report addressing EPA’s 2018...

Ninth Circuit Upholds $25 Million Award to Plaintiff in Glyphosate Case

On May 14, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, issued a decision upholding a $25 million...

Pathways to Pesticide Cancellation Under FIFRA

Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (“FIFRA”), pesticide manufacturers work with the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to register pesticides...

Ninth Circuit Finds Chlorpyrifos Tolerances Unlawful

In a ruling issued on April 29, 2021, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to...

Supreme Court Rules in State Water Dispute

On April 1, 2021, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling in State of Fla. v. State of Georgia, 141...

Senate Advances Carbon Market Bill

On April 20, 2021, the Senate unveiled the text of the proposed Growing Climate Solutions Act. The bill, which has been...

Agriculture & The Paris Climate Agreement

By: Jessie Gittemeier; Brigit Rollins   The Paris Climate Agreement (Paris Agreement) is an international treaty to address climate change. It...

The Public Domain: Basics of the Public Trust Doctrine

One of the main underpinnings of environmental law in the United States is the Public Trust Doctrine (“PTD”). The doctrine, which...

In the Dirt: Introduction to Sodbuster

The Farm Bill of 1985 is known for introducing several conservation programs which are still in use by agricultural producers today....

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The Deal with Dicamba: Updates from the First Quarter of 2021

For many reasons, 2020 was a noteworthy year. One of those reasons was the developments in many on-going dicamba litigations. From...

Clearing the Air: Maryland Court Finds State Must Regulate Gaseous Ammonia Under CWA

A judge in a Maryland Circuit Court ruled in a decision released earlier this month that the state of Maryland must...

Hot Topics in Environmental Law: Recent Developments in 2021

The beginning of 2021 has seen major developments in several ongoing issues involving environmental laws and regulations. Many of these developments...

The Clean Water Act, the Corps, & Section 404

The Clean Water Act of 1972 (“CWA”) is the principal statute governing water quality in the United States. The goal of...

Environmentalists Challenge EPA Over Flood Project

A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) over the agency’s decision to revoke a...

Ninth Circuit Upholds Decision to Vacate General CWA Permit

On February 11, 2021, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court opinion finding that a nationwide Clean Water...

Building Blocks: Basics of CSP

Often referred to as the largest conservation program by acreage in the United States, the Conservation Stewardship Program (“CSP”) implemented by...

Pressing Pause: EPA Asks DOJ to Seek Stays of Litigation

On January 21, 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) sent a letter to the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) requesting stays for...