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84 FR 46519

ELR Federal Agency Update

H.R. 202, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

Atchafalaya Basinkeeper v. Chustz

ELR Case

The Fifth Circuit held that the CWA does not provide citizens the right to sue to enforce the conditions of §404 permits. Environmental groups filed a citizen suit against the Atchafalaya Basin Program, alleging that it violated its...

H.R. 3544, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

Citizens for Balanced Use v. Montana Wilderness Ass'n

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit held that environmental groups may intervene in a citizen suit against the U.S. Forest Service concerning restricted motorized and mechanized vehicle use in a section of the Gallatin National Forest. In the underlying...

Adkins v. VIM Recycling, Inc.

ELR Case

The Seventh Circuit reversed and remanded a lower court decision dismissing residents' RCRA lawsuit against a nearby...

Barnum Timber Co. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit held that a timber company has standing to challenge EPA's decision to retain the Redwood Creek in Northern California as an impaired water body under CWA §303(d). The company has suffered a reduction in the economic...

Sierra Club v. Elk Run Coal Co.

ELR Case

A district court dismissed a motion to dismiss environmental groups' citizen suit against five coal companies alleging thousands of violations of the CWA and SMCRA in West Virginia. Because EPA entered into a consent decree with...