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Twelve Federal Agencies Commit to Implement Executive Order to Streamline Environmental Review and Approval of Major Infrastructure Projects
  • Pillsbury
  • USA
  • April 12 2018

On April 9, 2018, the heads of twelve Federal agencies and departments entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) committing their respective

Contractor’s Inferior Knowledge and Mistake Are No Excuse for Avoiding the Preclusive Effect of a Contractual Release
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2018

As the following decision demonstrates, careful recordkeeping can be critical to avoid forfeiting a claim upon the completion of a project with

Ninth Circuit Upholds Corps’ Issuance of CWA Section 404 Permit for Newhall Ranch Project Near Santa Clarita, CA
  • Pillsbury
  • USA
  • April 10 2018

On April 9, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in a unanimous opinion, rejected the challenges to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’

Ninth Circuit Affirms Injunction Order for Federal Columbia River Power System to Prevent Harm to Listed Salmonids
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2018

On April 2, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed (pdf) a district court order directing that the National Marine Fisheries

Waters of the United States challenges proceed in district courts
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2018

The Supreme Court recently held that challenges to the Waters of the United States Clean Water Act 2015 jurisdictional rule issued by the

Sixth Circuit Holds That Prolonged Permitting Processes Are Not A Final Action Warranting Judicial Review
  • Pillsbury
  • USA
  • March 22 2018

On March 20, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decided the case of Marquette County Road Commission v. U.S. EPA, et al. The opinion will

Court of Federal Claims Will Determine if U.S. is Liable for “Taking” Hundreds of Missouri River Properties Damaged by Severe Flooding
  • Pillsbury
  • USA
  • March 19 2018

Many lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims alleging that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) management of the Missouri

Corps of Engineers to Streamline Section 408 Permitting Process
  • Holland & Hart LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2018

In February 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) issued a draft Engineering Circular (“EC”) outlining proposed policies and procedures

Preliminary Injunction Issued Stalling Oil Pipeline Construction in Atchafalaya Basin
  • Pillsbury
  • USA
  • March 7 2018

On February 27, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana granted a motion for a preliminary injunction filed by a group of

Federal District Court Halts Construction of Louisiana Pipeline Due to Corps’ Failure to Explain Off-Site Mitigation
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2018

This week, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana granted a preliminary injunction, halting construction of the $750 million