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dredge and fill permit

H.R. 1203, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

United States v. Hamilton

ELR Case

A district court upheld a jury verdict that a Wyoming farmer who discharged material into a creek on his property without a permit was exempt from the CWA's permitting requirements. Below, the jury found in the farmer's activities fell...

Kunaknana v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

ELR Case

A district court held that an environmental group lacked standing to challenge a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit issued to an oil company to fill certain wetlands in the National Petroleum Reserve–Alaska for a future drill site. The...

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...

Sierra Club v. Van Antwerp

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit held that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers complied with the CWA when it issued a permit authorizing the discharge of dredge and fill material into wetlands outside Tampa, Florida, for the construction of a large...