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Federal Court Revokes Florida’s CWA Section 404 Permitting Authority

On February 15, 2024, a federal court in the District of Columbia issued a ruling formally vacating the Environmental Protection Agency’s...

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The Deal With Dicamba: Court Vacates Over-the-Top Registration

On February 6, 2024, a federal court in Arizona issued a ruling directing the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to vacate the...

EPA Proposes Updates to Effluent Limitations for Meat and Poultry Processors

In late January, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) announced that it was seeking public comment on its proposal to revise technology-based...

EPA Weighs in On Supreme Court Decision Regarding Groundwater and the CWA

In April 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued its final ruling Cty. of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, 590 U.S....

“Top Ten” Issues in Ag & Env Law: 2023 Edition

In the world of agricultural law, 2023 was a year for significant developments and changes.  In summary below, attorneys at the...

EPA Proposes Vulnerable Species Pilot Project

One June 22, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) released a draft white paper for its Vulnerable Species Pilot Project (“VSPP”),...

Eighth Circuit Ruling Revives Foods Uses for Chlorpyrifos

On November 2, 2023, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Ass’n v....

Doctrine of Chevron Deference Challenged at the High Court

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear oral argument in a case challenging the authority granted to federal agencies...

EPA Draft Herbicide Strategy Open for Comment

October 22, 2023, is the last day to submit comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) Draft Herbicide Strategy Framework to...

Court Rules that EPA Must Engage in ESA Consultation When Adopting Water Quality Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) must analyze how its revised water quality standards for cadmium will affect threatened and endangered species...

Landowners Question Authority of Agency Adjudication

In April 2023, the Pacific Legal Foundation filed a lawsuit on behalf of Thomas and Amy Villegas against the Environmental Protection...

WOTUS Update: EPA Revises 2023 Rule in Light of Sackett Decision

On August 29, 20213, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) released an updated version of its 2023 rule to define the crucial...

States File Suit Over E10 Biofuels

On August 7, 2023, the states of Iowa and Nebraska filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to challenge...

NEPA Set for Regulatory Revisions

The Council on Environmental Quality (“CEQ”), the federal agency responsible for administering the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”), has released the...

FWS, NMFS Issue Proposed Rules to Modify Remaining Trump Administration Regulations

During the Trump administration, multiple environmental statutes were subject to regulatory changes, some of them for the first time in decades....

EPA Faces Treated Seeds Lawsuit

In 2017, several environmental groups petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to close what the groups described as a “loophole” that...

WOTUS Update: U.S. Supreme Court Revisits Wetlands Jurisdiction Under the CWA

On May 25, 2023, the United States Supreme Court released their highly-anticipated opinion in Sackett v. EPA, U.S. (2023), a lawsuit...

BLM Looks to Expand Conservation

On April 3, 2023, the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that introduces a...