Parker Moore

Supreme Court Reaffirms CWA Discharge Ruling in L.A. Stormwater Case

On January 8, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously upheld its 2004 ruling that the movement of polluted water between separate sections of the same waterbody does not constitute a “discharge” of pollutants requiring a permit…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Toxic Torts, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Army Corps’ New Plant List Expected to Increase Number of Wetlands, Assertions of CWA Jurisdiction

This article analyzes the potential impacts of the 2012 National Wetland Plant List, released earlier this year. The author concludes that the 2012 NWPL could effect a sea change in wetland regulation, as it classifies far more…more
| Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Transportation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Issues Final Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines for Wildlife Protection

On March 23, 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released its “Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines.” The new voluntary Guidelines provide a tiered, scientific process for addressing potential wildlife impacts…more
| Agriculture, Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Supreme Court Rules Property Owners May Challenge EPA Compliance Orders

In a closely-watched case, the U.S. Supreme Court on March 21 told the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to stop “strong-arming . . . regulated parties” who wish to go directly to court to contest…more
| Administrative Law, Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Transportation
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