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Three steps forward, two steps back: The Biden administration's revised NEPA rules

USA - April 29 2022 On Wednesday, 20 April, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) finalized its first of two phases of rulemaking updates to the National…

Samuel R. Boden, Cliff L. Rothenstein, Ankur K. Tohan

U.S. fish and Wildlife Service proposes "endangered" listing for northern long-eared bat

USA - March 31 2022 On 23 March 2022, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) issued a proposed rule (Proposed Rule) to reclassify the northern long eared bat…

Matthew P. Clark, Tad J. Macfarlan, Ankur K. Tohan

NEPA: The Old Becomes New

USA - January 28 2022 U.S. Environment, Land, and Natural Resources Alert The regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) are crucially…

Samuel R. Boden, Tad J. Macfarlan, Cliff L. Rothenstein, Ankur K. Tohan, David L. Wochner

EPA and Corps Release Updated Definition of Waters of the United States

USA - December 3 2021 On 18 November 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the "Corps") (together, the Agencies) released…

Natalie J. Reid, Cliff L. Rothenstein, Ankur K. Tohan

Crying Fowl: The Biden Administration Set to Unwind Trump MBTA Rule

USA - October 5 2021 On 29 September 2021, the U.S. Department of Interior (Interior) announced a series of actions to unwind a Trump-era rule in an effort to “to ensure…

Ankur K. Tohan