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Weekly Cases Update Volume 50, Issue 1

American Waterways Operators v. Wheeler

ELR 20010
18-cv-02933 (APM) (D.D.C., December 2019)

A district court denied motions to remand and vacate EPA's decision to allow a no-discharge zone in Puget Sound. A tugboat, towboat, and barge industry group argued that EPA erred in determining that adequate pump-out facilities were reasonably available without considering the compliance costs...

Clean Water Act (CWA)

Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance v. United States Department of the Interior

ELR 20006
18-2213 (7th Cir., December 2019)

The Seventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment for NPS in a lawsuit concerning acceptable activities on land acquired by Wisconsin through the Federal Land to Parks Program for recreational use. An environmental group argued that NPS' approval of three activities at the park—dog training, off-...

Held not required for, Public Lands