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Real Environmental Protection: Not a Paper Exercise

ELR Article

In an Article published in the October issue of the Environmental Law Reporter, Elisabeth Holmes and Charles Tebbutt argued that H.R. 872, a bill that would amend FIFRA and the CWA as they pertain to aquatic pesticide...

Idaho Conservation League v. Atlanta Gold Corp.

ELR Case

A district court held that a mining company is liable for discharging arsenic and iron into a nearby creek in violation of its NPDES permit. The company did not deny or admit that it is in violation of its permit. Instead, it argued...

Assateague Coastkeepers v. Maryland Department of the Environment

ELR Case

A Maryland appellate court held that the state's general discharge permit for animal feeding operations complies with the CWA and state law. The general permit authorizes certain discharges but imposes requirements regarding the...

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition v. Maple Coal Co.

ELR Case

A district court held that environmental groups are entitled to injunctive relief and civil penalties in their CWA citizen suit against a coal company for violating the water quality standards for selenium set forth in its permit....

Getting Through the Straits: It’s Not How Much You Spend, It’s Charting the Right Course That Counts!

ELR Article

Professors Flatt and Collins should be commended for seeking to answer one of the most perplexing questions that has plagued environmental protection advocates and regulators in the United States for over 40 years—how to improve...

Measuring Enforcement’s Value: One Step at a Time

ELR Article

How well are environmental laws in the United States being enforced, and what difference does that make to the quality of our air and water? Professors Flatt and Collins work hard to find the answers in Environmental...

Comment on Environmental Enforcement in Dire Straits: There Is No Protection for Nothing and No Data for Free

ELR Article

While I take issue with the title, suggesting that environmental enforcement is in “dire straits,” the body of Professors Flatt and Collins' article does not actually evaluate enforcement, but rather enters the oft-discussed...

Environmental Enforcement in Dire Straits: There Is No Protection for Nothing and No Data for Free

ELR Article

While much of the world debates what our environmental laws should be, the less esoteric question of whether the environmental laws we already have are being properly enforced continues to be insufficiently examined. As we...

Kentucky Riverkeeper, Inc. v. Midkiff

ELR Case

A district court dismissed environmental groups' suit for declaratory and injunctive relief challenging the U.S. Army Corps of...

Severstal Sparrows Point, LLC v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

A district court held that under a 1997 consent decree resolving CWA, RCRA, and state-law violations at a steel mill, the current...