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Dredge and fill, §404

Environmental Protection Agency

The Sixth Circuit issued a nationwide stay enjoining the "waters of the United States" rule pending the court's determination as to whether it has subject matter jurisdiction to review the rule. The court held that the petitioning...

Sierra Club v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

The D.C. Circuit upheld the dismissal of an environmental group's NEPA and CWA claims against the U.S. government in connection with a 593-mile oil pipeline that runs from Illinois to Oklahoma on both public and private lands. Despite...

North Dakota v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A district court held that its preliminary injunction enjoining EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from implementing the "waters of the United...

North Dakota v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A district court preliminarily enjoined EPA's and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' controversial "waters of the United States" rule. Thirteen states—Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New...

Murray Energy Corp. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court held that it lacked jurisdiction over a coal company's lawsuit challenging EPA's and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' controversial "waters of the United States" rule. The agencies filed a motion to stay the case based...

Sierra Club v. Bostick

The Tenth Circuit held the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not violate NEPA, the CWA, or nationwide permit (NWP) 12 when it allowed an energy company to build a 485-mile oil pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas under the general permit. The...

Hawkes Co. v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

The Eighth Circuit held that a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers jurisdictional determination (JD) is a final agency action under the APA, thereby creating a split between the circuits. The case arose after a company sought to mine peat from...

Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Inc. v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The Eleventh Circuit remanded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' conclusion that Nationwide Permit 21 (NWP 21), a general permit that allows surface coal mining operations to discharge dredged or fill materials into navigable waters,...

Precon Development Corp. v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

The Fourth Circuit, in an unpublished opinion, affirmed a lower court decision upholding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' conclusion that it has jurisdiction over wetlands on a developer's property. The developer wanted to fill 4.8...

Pebble Ltd. Partnership v. Environmental Protection Agency

A district court issued a preliminarily injunction barring EPA from taking further steps under CWA §404(c) in connection with the proposed Pebble Mine project in southwestern Alaska until after the court has ruled on the merits of the...