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WOTUS Update: EPA Releases Highly Anticipated Final Rule to Redefine “Waters of the United States”

On December 30, 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency  (“EPA”) released its long-awaited rule to redefine the definition of “waters of the...

Top Environmental Law Topics from 2022

Over the past year, the environmental law arena has seen various issues and developments that have had impacts on agriculture. Some...

Enviro Groups Ask EPA to Revisit CWA CAFO Rules

In October 2022, a coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit asking the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to formally respond to...

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: September 19, 2022

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

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: August 26, 2022

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

Clean Water Act Citizen Suits Before Fourth Circuit

An important component of many environmental statutes is the ability for private citizens to initiate lawsuits to enforce the statute. This...

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: July 22, 2022

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

Treading Water: WOTUS Once Again Before Supreme Court

In January 2022, the United States Supreme Court announced that it would once again hear arguments in the long-running case of...

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: December 10, 2021

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

WOTUS Update: EPA Releases Proposed Rule to Redefine WOTUS

On December 6, 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published in the Federal Register its highly-anticipated proposed rule to redefine the...

Court Vacates CWA Section 401 Certification Rule

In October 2021, a federal district court issued a decision vacating the 2020 Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Rule (“2020...

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...