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Sierra Club v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

ELR Case

A district court denied a motion to preliminarily enjoin further construction of a 429-mile natural gas pipeline in Texas. An environmental group sought to halt work on the pipeline at 129 water crossings, arguing the Army Corps of...

St. Johns Riverkeeper, Inc. v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

ELR Case

A district court granted summary judgment for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a challenge to its proposal to dredge a portion of a harbor located in the Lower St. Johns River. An environmental group argued that the Corps violated...

H.R. 6684

ELR Congressional Update

85 FR 25409

ELR Federal Agency Update

Northern Plains Resource Council v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ELR Case

A district court vacated a nationwide permit reissued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that allowed for construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline across waterways. Environmental groups argued the reissuance violated the ESA by failing...

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...