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Drewes Farms Partnership v. Toledo, City of

ELR Case

A district court held invalid an amendment to the city of Toledo's charter that gave legal rights to Lake Erie. A local family farm argued the amendment was unconstitutionally vague and thus that it should be invalidated. The court...

Environmental Law & Policy Center v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

A district court held it could not rule on the merits as to whether EPA violated the APA when it approved Ohio's 2016 impaired water list, but nevertheless remanded the case to EPA so it could approve or disapprove Ohio's incomplete CWA...

H.R. 212, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

Merrill v. Ohio Department of Natural Resources

ELR Case

The Supreme Court of Ohio held that the territory of Lake Erie held in trust by the state of Ohio extends to the natural shoreline, which is the line at which the water usually stands when free from disturbing causes. Case law from...