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Court Sends EPA Back to the Drawing Board on Temperature Limits in Oregon Waters
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2017

On April 11, 2017, the United States District Court for the District of Oregon ruled on parties' objections to a federal magistrate judge's findings

Good News for States and Surface Coal Mine Operators in Recent Department of Interior Announcement
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2017

On April 13, the Acting Director of the U.S. Department of Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) announced that

U.S. Army Corps Issues 2017 Clean Water Act Nationwide Permits
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2017

On March 19, 2017, new nationwide permits (NWPs) issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) pursuant to Section 404(e) of the Clean Water Act

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report - 11 April, 2017
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2017

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) moved to dismiss

Manatee Reclassified from Endangered to Threatened
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • April 7 2017

On April 5, 2017, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued a final rule in the Federal Register reclassifying the West Indian manatee

Federal Mitigation Policies Revoked: What Will It Mean to Developers?
  • Holland & Hart LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2017

We closely tracked the various Obama Administration moves to elevate and standardize federal policy on natural-resource mitigation.1 For eight years

Tenth Circuit Reverses Ruling Limiting Endangered Species Act Jurisdiction Over Intra-State Species
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • March 31 2017

The Tenth Circuit U. S. Court of Appeals dashed the hopes of property rights activists by overturning a district court decision that the Fish and

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Reinstates Special Rule Regulating Take of Utah Prairie Dog
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2017

On March 29, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held (PDF) that Congress has authority under the Commerce Clause to regulate the

10th Cir. Holds Congress, Pursuant To Authority Under Commerce Clause, Can Protect, Under ESA, Purely Intrastate Species On Nonfederal Land
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2017

On March 29, in the case of People For the Ethical Treatment of Property Owners v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, et al., the U.S. Court of Appeals

USDA Secretary-Nominee Confirms Support for RFS; House and Senate To Consider ESA, Brownfields, Energy and Water; NOAA Seeks Marine Experts
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • March 27 2017

During last week’s Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry’s confirmation hearing for former Governor Sonny Perdue to become