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Center for Biological Diversity v. Wheeler

A district court dismissed a challenge to EPA's amendment to the 2015 Effluent Limitations Guidelines Rule, which established new limits and standards for various types of waste streams discharged by steam electric power plants....

Upstate Forever v. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.

The Fourth Circuit held that citizens may bring suit alleging a violation of the CWA when the source of the pollution is no longer releasing the pollutant, but the pollutant continues to be discharged into surface waterways via...

Murray Energy Corp. v. United States Department of Defense

The Sixth Circuit, in litigation over the "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) rule, held that an internal U.S. Army Corps of Engineers memorandum critical of the rule's technical analysis may be included in the record. Petitioners...

North Dakota v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A district court stayed further proceedings in litigation challenging EPA's "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) rule pending any further decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit or the U.S. Supreme Court. Numerous...

Murray Energy Corp. v. United States Department of Defense

The Sixth Circuit held that it has jurisdiction to hear numerous lawsuits challenging EPA's and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) rule. The rule went into effect on August 28, 2015, but on October 9...

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...

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...

Gunpowder Riverkeeper v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The D.C. Circuit denied an environmental group's petition for review challenging FERC's decision to issue a natural gas pipeline operator a certificate of public convenience and necessity to extend a natural gas pipeline in Maryland....

Belle Co. v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

The Fifth Circuit upheld a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' jurisdictional determination (JD) that a proposed landfill site contains wetlands subject to regulation under the CWA. The...