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Mingo Logan v. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit upheld EPA's decision to invoke its veto authority under CWA §404(c) and withdraw two disposal sites from a CWA permit issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a mountaintop coal mining project in West Virginia....

National Mining Ass'n v. McCarthy

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit upheld EPA's and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Enhanced Coordination Process memorandum, which concerns CWA §404 mining permit applications, as well as an EPA guidance document relating to such permits, against...

H.R. 526, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 5959, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

National Mining Ass'n v. Jackson

ELR Case

A district court held that EPA's Multi-Criteria Integrated Resource (MCIR) Assessment and Enhanced Coordination (EC) Process, adopted to screen mountaintop mining permits, violates the CWA and the APA. The MCIR Assessment involves EPA...