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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is an agency of the United States federal government established in 1970 at the proposal of President Richard Nixon to combat environmental degradation and protect human health. As part of its mission, the EPA enforces regulations affecting a variety of environmental issues, including air and water quality, pesticide-use, fuel economy standards, and nuclear contamination.  less -
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U.S. House Passes PFAS Action Act of 2021

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On Wednesday July 21, 2021, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the PFAS Action Act of 2021. The bill, H.R. 2467, passed 241-183 demonstrating its bipartisan support, with twenty-three Republicans joining their...more

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At least we have one Clean Water Act rule for everyone . . . for now.

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Many of you will remember that the sixth time EPA attempted to resolve the reach of the Federal Clean Water Act by regulation, during the Obama Administration, the ensuing litigation resulted in the Obama Administration rule...more

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Maui Needs a NPDES Permit; What’s Next for WOTUS?

Last week, District Judge Susan Mollway ruled that the County of Maui must obtain a NPDES permit for discharges to groundwater by the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility. It is the first trial court decision applying the...more

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Court Allows Trump Administration Waters of the U.S. Rule to Remain

A South Carolina federal judge issued an order late last week allowing the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, the Trump administration’s “waters of the United States” rule, to remain in place while the U.S. Environmental...more

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The State AG Report - Volume 7, Issue 28

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Here are last week’s curated AG and federal regulatory news stories highlighting key areas in which state and federal regulators’ decisions are having an impact across the US: - Google Play Store Targeted in Multistate...more

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California Environmental Law & Policy Update - July 2021 #3

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EPA considers placing limits on ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water - The Guardian – July 14 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this week that it is proposing to include the entire class of...more

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Trump Administration’s Clean Water Rule to Remain as Agencies Seek its Revision

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On Wednesday, July 14, 2021, a federal court in South Carolina allowed the Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), defining the scope of Clean Water Act jurisdiction, to remain in place while the U.S....more

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Six-Alarm Fire In Chemical Plant Results In Environmental Suit

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Illinois AG Kwame Raoul sued chemical manufacturer Chemtool Inc. over allegations that a six-alarm fire in its chemical factory resulted in air and water pollution in violation of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act...more

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In Review: SCOTUS Environmental and Administrative Decisions in the 2020 Term

Several decisions of interest were issued in the 2020 term, which stretched from October 2020 until early July 2021. This review will concentrate on environmental and administrative law cases....more

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Much More Clean Water Act Enforcement Threatened, But EPA Role Remains Murky

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Yesterday the Government Accountability Office issued a lengthy report on enforcement of the NPDES provisions of the Federal Clean Water Act permitting discharges to Waters of the United States.  Many of you know that all but...more

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Waters of the United States - U.S. EPA/Corps of Engineers Revision of Trump Era Rule: U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works...

Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) sent a June 21st letter to the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (collectively “EPA”) on behalf of the Senate Environment and Public...more

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Refining and funding Clean Water Act implementation would be a great, golden anniversary present to the Waters of the United...

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Thanks Lara Beaven, of Inside EPA, for this piece explaining well how citizen suits in Federal Court are eclipsing the efforts of EPA to administer the Federal Clean Water Act....more

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The Fourth Circuit Weighs in on the Interpretation of CWA Section 401

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There has been a longstanding debate about how to apply the one-year time limit on Clean Water Act Section 401 certification decisions. The D.C. Circuit court in Hoopa Valley Tribe v. FERC, 913 F.3d 1099 (D.C. Cir. 2019)...more

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Yes, let's "legislatively define" WOTUS!

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Lara Beaven of Inside EPA is reporting this morning that US Senators Braun, Ernst, and Grassley have filed legislation that would end the longest running controversy in environmental law by providing a statutory definition of...more

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EPA Announces Review of Trump Administration Decision on Nuclear Cleanup

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a site-specific review that has broader implications for Superfund site cleanups with radionuclide contamination. The EPA is reviewing a Trump-era decision on...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Environmental Law

EPA Withdrawal of Its Proposed Veto of a 404 Permit Is Reviewable — This Should Not Be Earth-shattering News

Last week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that EPA’s decision to withdraw its proposed veto of the Army Corps’ Section 404 permit for the Pebble Mine project in Bristol Bay, Alaska, was subject to judicial review. ...more

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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations/Clean Water Act: Food & Water Watch Petition Challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection...

The organization Food & Water Watch (“FWW”) filed a document styled: Petition for Review of an Action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“Petition”) The Petition is filed pursuant to Section 509(b)(1) of...more

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Ninth Circuit Finds No Sovereign Immunity Waiver For Tribes Under CWA

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On June 23, 2021, the Ninth Circuit in Deschutes River All. v. Portland Gen. Elec. became the first court in the country to hold that Congress did not clearly and unambiguously waive tribal sovereign immunity under the Clean...more

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Another Iteration of the WOTUS Rule Likely to be Served Up Shortly

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On June 9, 2021, the US Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army (Agencies) announced their intention to once again revise the "waters of the United States" (WOTUS) rule, a regulation by which they jointly...more

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EPA And U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seek to Redefine “Waters of the United States” . . . Again

On June 9, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (collectively the Agencies) announced their intent to initiate a regulatory rulemaking to roll back the Trump...more

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Rollback Of Trump Environmental Regulations—WOTUS The Most Recent Target

Upon Joe Biden’s electoral victory this past November, it was widely anticipated that his administration would act quickly to counter the Trump administration’s onslaught to curtail environmental regulations and policies...more

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Biden-Harris Administration Plans to Revise ‘Waters of the United States’ Definition

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In a move that is expected to expand the reach of the Clean Water Act, the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers announced their intent to revise the definition of “waters of the United States”—a...more

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EPA to Revisit Clean Water Act WOTUS Rule

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On June 9, 2021, in a move that came as a surprise only for its delay in being announced and not at all in the substance of the announcement itself, the EPA and US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) announced their intent to...more

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The Darkest Hour is Just Before Dawn -- Day 2 of the Biden Administration's Attempt to Define Waters of the United States

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Lara Beaven of Inside EPA reports this morning on reactions to EPA's announcement that it will make an eighth attempt to determine the jurisdictional reach of the Clean Water Act.  Earlier this week EPA asked a Federal...more

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When it comes to the Waters of the United States, EPA thinks the eighth time will be the charm

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This morning Juan Carlos Rodriguez reports in Law 360 what EPA Administrator Regan had already suggested -- that the Biden Administration apparently thinks that the eighth time really can be the charm with respect to EPA's...more

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