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Federal Water Quality – WOTUS Rule Updates Leave Some States In Flux
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas decided on May 28, 2019, that the Obama-era Clean Water Rule defining "waters of the United States"
United States
5 Jul 2019
10th Circuit Upholds Army Corps Approval Of Colorado Water Storage Project
On November 5, 2018 the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' approval to store more water in Colorado's Chatfield Reservoir.
United States
21 Nov 2018
EPA Seeks Overhaul Of Ozone NAAQS
Similar to other recent EPA decisions, this language also signals a move toward streamlining EPA's processes and elevating important decisions up to the EPA Administrator.
United States
17 May 2018
EPA Centralizes Responsibility For Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Determinations
Responsibility for this role previously resided with regional EPA administrators.
United States
12 Apr 2018
EPA Seeks Comment On Possible Regulation Of Groundwater Discharges
The EPA recently requested public comments on whether pollutant discharges that reach "waters of the United States" are subject to regulation under the Clean Water Act and require National Pollutant...
United States
14 Mar 2018
EPA Directive Provides Additional Opportunities for Stakeholder Participation in Consent Decree Negotiations
On October 16, 2017, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt released a directive that instructs the agency to follow new procedures related to the settlement of lawsuits against the agency.
United States
4 Dec 2017
Trump Administration Working To Repeal And Replace The Clean Water Rule
On February 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order directing EPA to review the "Waters of the United States Rule" (the "WOTUS" Rule). Exec. Order No. 13778, 82 Fed. Reg. 12497 (Feb. 28, 2017).
United States
8 Jun 2017
Environmental Due Diligence - EPA Adds Subsurface Intrusion To Superfund Hazard Ranking System
The move is designed to allow EPA to evaluate the relative potential risk posed by the uncontrolled release of hazardous substances through the subsurface pathway.
United States
15 Dec 2016
Governor Hickenlooper Considers Executive Action To Cut Carbon From Colorado's Power Sector?
With the Clean Power Plan currently stayed in federal court, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper appears to be considering his own options to act unilaterally on climate change.
United States
26 Aug 2016
State Attorneys General Take Issue With Inclusion Of Clean Water Rule In Proposed Reissuance Of Nationwide Permits
The Attorneys General for Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin sent a comment letter to the Army Corps of Engineers contesting the inclusion of the Clean Water Rule
United States
4 Aug 2016
Supreme Court Decides Army Corps v. Hawkes: Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Determinations are Reviewable Final Agency Action
In a unanimous decision released today, the Supreme Court found that Jurisdictional Determinations (JDs) made by the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) under the Clean Water Act ..
United States
31 May 2016
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