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76 FR 18548

ELR Federal Agency Update

76 FR 18548

ELR Federal Agency Update

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition v. Coal-Mac, Inc.

ELR Case

A district court held that mining companies violated the selenium effluent limitations set forth in their state-issued NPDES and...

LM Nursing Service, Inc. v. Ferreira

ELR Case

A district court dismissed property owners' CERCLA, RCRA, and CWA claims against the current owner of a contaminated site for damages...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. County of Los Angeles

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit held that a local flood district is liable under the CWA for discharging polluted stormwater into the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers. Environmental groups filed suit against the flood district as well as...

The Clean Water Act Returns (Again): Part I, TMDLs and the Chesapeake Bay

ELR Article

The CWA, with multiple paths to its destination, is reinventing itself once more. Enacted in modern for  in 1972, the next quarter century saw EPA focused on the development of technology standards for industrial and...

Ecological Rights Foundation v. Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

ELR Case

A district court held that an environmental group may go forward with its CWA claim against a gas and electric company for unpermitted stormwater discharges from its service yards, but dismissed the group's RCRA claim. The company...

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...

Friends of the Earth, Inc. v. Gaston Copper Recycling Corp.

ELR Case

The Fourth Circuit reversed and remanded a district court's imposition of penalties against the former owner of a metals smelting facility for CWA violations. The environmental groups that filed suit against the company had...

Greater Yellowstone Coalition v. Lewis

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit held that BLM and the U.S. Forest Service did not violate the CWA, NEPA, or the National Forest Management Act (NFMA) in approving a proposed mine expansion project in the Caribou National Forest. After...