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Back to the drawing board on WOTUS: federal court vacates Trump administration's navigable waters protection rule

USA - September 20 2021 On 30 August 2021, Judge Rosemary Márquez, a federal district judge in the District of Arizona, ordered…

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

Clean Water Act Permits for Discharges to Groundwater: EPA Issues Guidance on County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund

USA - February 1 2021 On 14 January, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a guidance memorandum on the application of the U.S. Supreme Court's 23…

Gabrielle E. Thompson, Ankur K. Tohan, Craig S. Trueblood

In Search of Cooler Waters: Implementing EPA's Temperature Limits on the Columbia and Lower Snake Rivers

USA - January 22 2021 The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) is hosting an informal meeting on January 28, 2021 to discuss implementing the U.S…

Molly K. Barker, Alyssa A. Moir, Natalie J. Reid, Cliff L. Rothenstein, Ankur K. Tohan

Building Relationships with Tribes and Operating on Reservation Lands: Lessons From FMC v. Shoshone

USA - January 19 2021 On 11 January 2021, the United States Supreme Court declined a petition to review the Ninth Circuit’s decision in FMC Corporation v. Shoshone-Bannock…

Bart J. Freedman, Benjamin A. Mayer, Gabrielle E. Thompson

A New Normal? Trump Administration Retooling of Core NEPA Element

USA - July 23 2020 On 15 July 2020, the Trump administration—through the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ)—released its long-anticipated overhaul to…

Molly K. Barker, Matthew P. Clark, Cliff L. Rothenstein, Ankur K. Tohan, David L. Wochner