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Biden Administration Begins Review of Environmental Regulations

When the Biden Administration took office in January, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order requiring all federal agencies to review...

WOTUS Update: Breaking Down the Pre-2015 Regulatory Regime

In late August, a court in the District of Arizona issued a decision vacating the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (“NWPR”), the...

Arizona Court Vacates WOTUS Rule

UPDATE: Since the court’s ruling was issued, EPA has announced on its website that both it and the U.S. Army Corps of...

WOTUS Update: EPA Makes Announcement, Status Update for On-Going Lawsuits

On June 9, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) released a joint statement announcing...

New Law Changes Wetland Regulation in the State of Indiana

In April, 2021, the State of Indiana adopted a new law concerning the regulation of interstate wetlands. Senate Bill 389 (“SB...

From Supreme Court to State Courts, Important Enviro Rulings from June 2021

The past few month has seen a series of important environmental law decisions from various courts across the United States. The...

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...

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Ag & Food Law Daily Update: March 11, 2021

A comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE.                                                                                                                                                 JUDICIAL: Includes...

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...

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...

Making Waves: EPA Issues Draft of Proposed Guidance for “County of Maui” Case

On December 10, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published a draft guidance in the Federal Register clarifying how the agency...

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October Monthly Round Up

October Round-Up As October ends, researchers at the National Agricultural Law Center continue to bring trusted research and information in agricultural...

Deconstructing the CWA: What is a TMDL?

One of the key tools employed by the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) to help meet the statute’s goal of reducing pollution...

Murky Tides: EPA Sued for Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Violations

Two lawsuits have been filed against the Environmental Protect Agency (“EPA”) over the agency’s handling of the Chesapeake Bay cleanup. The...

Hot Topics in Environmental Law: Litigation Updates

The past month has seen several developments in important, and on-going environmental law cases. Each litigation, though completely unrelated, has the...

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Ag Law Weekly: August 3 – August 9, 2020

This week’s Ag Law Weekly discusses the the Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposed definition of “habitat”, the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association’s challenge...

WOTUS Update: Injunction Issued As Lawsuits Progress

On June 22, 2020, the long-awaited Navigable Waters Protection Rule (“Navigable Waters Rule”) officially went into legal effect. The Navigable Waters...