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Supreme Court decides EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, L.P.

USA - April 29 2014 On April 29, 2014, the Supreme Court decided EPA v. EME Homer City Generation, L.P., No. 12-1182, holding that the Clean Air Act (CAA) does not…

Aaron D. Van Oort, Larry E. LaTarte.

Proposed rules would expand reach of Clean Water Act

USA - April 10 2014 EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers (the agencies) recently proposed regulations that would amend the definition of "waters of the United States"…

Alexander F. Logemann, Lynn M. Kornfeld.

Supreme Court decides Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency

USA - March 21 2012 On March 21, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency, No. 10-1062, holding that a person who receives a compliance order from the Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act may bring a civil action under the Administrative Procedure Act to challenge the issuance of the order.

Aaron D. Van Oort, Bruce Jones.

Environment groups sue EPA to regulate nutrients

USA - March 19 2012 A coalition of environmental groups filed simultaneous federal actions in New York and Louisiana on March 13, 2012, seeking to require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address nitrogen and phosphorous runoff and discharges from waste water treatment plants in the Mississippi River basin.

Lynn M. Kornfeld, Tommy A. Olsen.

Environmental permitting in Minnesota stalled by state shutdown

USA - July 11 2011 Although the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) collectively make up less than one  percent of the state budget, the shutdown of these agencies, which began on July 1, is already affecting businesses that rely on these agencies and their permitting processes.

Christopher H. Dolan.