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Newton County Wildlife Ass'n v. Rogers

The court upholds the U.S. Forest Service's approval of four timber sales in the Ozark National Forest. A coalition of environmental groups sued the Forest Service to enjoin or set aside the timber sales. The court first holds that the...

Waste Action Project v. Dawn Mining Corp.

The court holds that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not have the authority to regulate the discharge of uranium mill tailings into the nation's waterways under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA). The...

Armstrong v. ASARCO, Inc.

The court pursuant to §505(d) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) affirms the award of litigation costs to plaintiffs for work reasonably related to the results obtained from their FWPCA citizen suit against a lead...

Robbins v. United States

The court holds that a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' determination that landowners' property comprised jurisdictional wetlands, which resulted in the recision of a private contract for the sale of the property, did not constitute a...

United States v. Apex Oil Co.

The court holds that a regulation barring the discharge of cargorelated oil residue (CROR) is ambiguous and, therefore, dismisses an indictment against an oil company for the discharge ofmuck produced by ship cleaning. Under the Act to...

B&B Partnership v. United States

The court affirms a district court decision upholding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' denial of a Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) §404 discharge permit to fill wetlands as part of a rubble landfill project. The court first...

Oyster Bay, Town of v. Occidental Chem. Corp.

The court holds several corporations liable under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) for response costs associated with a New York landfill. The court first holds that by introducing...

A Job Half Finished: The Clean Water Act After Twenty-Five Years

Congress passed the Clean Water Act1 on October 4, 1972, by overwhelming margins—unanimously in the Senate2 and with a bare 11 dissenters in the House of Representatives....

Stewart v. Potts

The court holds that environmental activists challenging the construction of a golf course in Lake Jackson, Texas, may not bring a Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) citizen suit action against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

Knaust v. Kingston, City of

The court holds that claims, asserting violations of various environmental statutes, the common-law nuisance doctrine, and the Fifth Amendment's takings clause, based on landowners' allegations that a proposed business park's stormwater...