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Lawsuit Argues EPA Failed to Address Ocean Acidification

Posted October 24, 2013   The Center for Biological Diversity has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

Groups Sue EPA Over Fish Consumption Estimates

Posted October 23, 2013   Conservation and commercial fishing groups recently filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),...

Groups Sue EPA Over Withdrawal of Factory Farm Rule

Posted October 17,  2013   A coalition of community, animal welfare, and environmental organizations has filed a lawsuit against the U.S....

Farm Groups Appeal Chesapeake Bay Ruling

Posted October 16, 2013   Farm and commodity groups have announced they will appeal a recent district court judge’s decision to...

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

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

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

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”

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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