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Clean Water Act (CWA)

Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

ELR Case

A district court denied a motion to preliminarily enjoin construction of a replacement for the Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline. Native American tribes and environmental groups challenged the Army Corps of Engineers' issuance of a permit...

Sierra Club v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

ELR Case

A district court denied a motion to preliminarily enjoin construction of a power transmission line through the Western Maine Mountains. Environmental groups challenged the Army Corps of Engineers' decision to issue a CWA/Rivers and...

Columbia Riverkeeper v. United States Army Corp of Engineers

ELR Case

A district court granted in part and denied in part environmental groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to the Army Corps of Engineers' approval of permits for a methanol plant in southwestern Washington. The groups argued...

Optimus Steel, LLC v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ELR Case

A district court denied a steel mill owner's motion to preliminarily enjoin construction of a gas pipeline in Texas. The owner argued that the Army Corps of Engineers authorized the construction in violation of the CWA, the ESA, and...

Conservation Law Foundation, Inc. v. Shell Oil Products US

ELR Case

A district court granted in part and denied in part an oil company's motion to dismiss a climate change adaptation lawsuit brought against it. An environmental group brought a citizen enforcement action under the CWA and RCRA,...

85 FR 54421

ELR Federal Agency Update

Sawtooth Mountain Ranch LLC v. United States

ELR Case

A district court denied a motion to preliminarily enjoin the Forest Service from constructing a recreation trail across private property located in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The property owners argued that construction of...

Atchafalaya Basinkeeper v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ELR Case

A district court denied summary judgment to environmental groups in a challenge to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' issuance of permits for construction of a crude oil pipeline across the Atchafalaya Basin. The groups argued that the...