Tag:environmental law

Dog Bites, Custody Battles and Access to Justice All in a Day’s Work for Animal Law Attorneys

These Denver attorneys didn't set out to go into animal law. But, the attorneys discovered a need in their niche of law.

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.

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.

Congress Moves to Restore Obama-Era Methane Caps on Oil and Gas Facilities

The House of Representatives has passed a resolution overriding a Trump-era effort to eliminate rules limiting methane discharges.

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

Supreme Court Climate Case Ruling Could Affect State, County and City Lawsuits

The Supreme Court decided a major climate change case, clarifying questions federal appeals courts must answer in similar lawsuits

Supreme Court Closes Term with Environmental Law Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court closed its 2020-2021 oral argument calendar by hearing three environmental disputes