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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Downstream Addicks and Barker (Texas) Flood-Control Reservoirs

ELR Case

The Court of Federal Claims held that the U.S. government was not liable for the flooding of homes near two dams managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Houston during Hurricane Harvey. Property owners downstream of the dams...

H.R. 4032

ELR Congressional Update

S. 3789

ELR Congressional Update

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

A district court dismissed a Native American tribe's lawsuit challenging a proposed sulfide mine along the banks of the Menominee River, which forms the border between Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The tribe argued, pursuant...

Practicable Alternatives for Wetlands Development Under the Clean Water Act

ELR Article

Section 404(b) of the Clean Water Act authorizes a “practicable alternatives” requirement for dredge and fill permits. EPA has adopted guidelines that set out and interpret that requirement, but the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has...

Ideker Farms, Inc. v. United States

ELR Case

In a 259-page opinion, a federal claims court held that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for causing recurrent flooding along the Missouri River. Farmers, landowners, and business owners filed takings claims against the...

S. 2643, Committee Action

ELR Congressional Update

S. 2848, Chamber Action

ELR Congressional Update

H. Res. 813, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 5478, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update