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Ten Years of the Compensatory Mitigation Rule: Reflections on Progress and Opportunities

ELR Article

In 2008, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) overhauled federal policy governing how impacts to wetlands, streams, and other aquatic resources authorized under §404 of the...

Practicable Alternatives for Wetlands Development Under the Clean Water Act

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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...

Green, City of v. Nexus Gas Transmission, LLC

ELR Case

The Sixth Circuit held that the state of Ohio did not properly analyze the environmental harm of an eight-mile stretch of the Nexus natural gas pipeline or consider alternative routes to avoid the City of Green. The pipeline would run...

81 FR 63225

ELR Federal Agency Update

Minnesota: Sustainability

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S. 1523, Bill Introduced

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Oklahoma: Quality

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Florida: Navigable waters

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Ohio: Quality

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New Jersey: Shoreline use

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