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Navigable Waters Protection Rule

Navajo Nation v. Regan

ELR Case

A district court granted EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers' motion to voluntarily remand the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, and granted the Navajo Nation's request that remand include vacatur. The court found the agencies' own...

Pasqua Yaqui Tribe v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

A district court vacated and remanded EPA's and the Army Corps of Engineers' Navigable Waters Protection Rule, which established a new definition of "waters of the United States" under the CWA. EPA and the Corps sought voluntary remand...

Colorado v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

The Tenth Circuit reversed and vacated a district court order preliminarily enjoining EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers from implementing the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) in Colorado. Colorado argued the agencies...

How the Trump Administration Eased Destruction of the Nation's Wetlands and Streams

ELR Article

On June 22, 2020, the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), the most significant rollback of the jurisdictional scope of the Clean Water Act (CWA) since its passage almost 50 years ago, went into effect. Supported by the American...

S. Res. 17

ELR Congressional Update

Colorado v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

A district court stayed the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, which substantially narrows the definition of "waters of the United States" that are subject to federal regulation under the CWA, in Colorado. Colorado argued that the...

California v. Wheeler

ELR Case

A district court denied a motion for preliminary relief in a challenge to the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, which substantially narrows the definition of "waters of the United States" that are subject to federal regulation under the...

85 FR 22250

ELR Federal Agency Update