Tag:Clean Water Act

Federal Judge Invalidates Controversial Trump Clean Water Act Rule

A federal judge in Arizona nullified Monday the Trump-era rule that eliminated Clean Water Act protections for a huge swath of the West.

U.S. Judge’s Decision in Long-Running Hawai’i Clean Water Act Case May Launch Era of New Permit Requirements for Dischargers of Pollution to Groundwater

A long battle over a Hawai’i local government’s pollution to the ocean via groundwater ended late last week with a federal judge’s order making clear that the discharges are illegal if not authorized by regulators.

Boston-Based Appeals Court Sends Case Involving Oil and Gas Terminal Prep for Climate Change Events to Trial

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled July 1 that a lawsuit alleging Exxon-Mobil failed to prepare an oil storage facility for climate change impacts should go to trial.

WOTUS Odyssey, Part 2: Obama and Trump Take Different Paths, Biden Makes Third Effort

On June 7 regulatory agencies acknowledged a need to repeal NWPR to make improvements in the regulatory definition of WOTUS.

WOTUS Odyssey, Part I: Supreme Court Creates Confusion Over Waters of the U.S. Reach

The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers will soon attempt again to clarify the reach of their regulatory power over U.S. waterways.

U.S. Supreme Court Says Guam Can Proceed in Environmental Fight

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the federal government's effort to block Guam’s claim for cleanup of an abandoned military weapons dump

10th Circuit Clears Path for Major Water Rule Rollback

Colorado is no longer protected from the Trump administration’s effort to constrict the reach of the nation’s principal water pollution law after the 10th...

Biden Administration Expected to Bring Change to Environmental Policy

Joe Biden's EPA will face a daunting task in restoring the nation’s system of environmental regulation and confronting a climate crisis.