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In North Carolina, novel legal maneuver deployed against Atlantic Coast Pipeline By Elizabeth Ouzts – Energy News Network – August 21, 2019 With the Atlantic Coast Pipeline mired in federal lawsuits and its construction stalled indefinitely, North Carolina environmental advocates … Continue reading

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EPA Proposes Rule to Narrow, Streamline CWA Section 401 Review The National Law Review – August 12, 2019 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a proposed rule (Proposed Rule) that would make sweeping changes in how states (and … Continue reading

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‘The river disappears, but the pollution doesn’t’ By Ariel Wittenberg – E&E News – July 16, 2019 The Big Lost River earns its name. Beginning in Idaho’s tallest peaks, moving through irrigation dams and diversions, the river flows into the … Continue reading

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Highlights from the Trump Administration’s Rulemaking Agenda B Ann D. Navaro and Christine G. Wyman – The National Law Review – July 16, 2019 The Office of Management and Budget’s Spring 2019 Unified Regulatory Agenda includes many items with significant … Continue reading

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Mixed Reviews for EPA Move to Speed Energy Permits By Pam Hunter McFarland – ENR – June 19, 2019 The outlook for new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency guidance aimed at streamlining permit approvals for natural gas pipelines and other energy … Continue reading

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EPA Issues Revised CWA Section 401 Guidance to States The National Law Review – June 10, 2019 On June 7, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an updated guidance document (Updated Guidance) that clarifies and provides recommendations to states … Continue reading

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A Cleveland River Once Oozed and Burned. It’s Now a Hot Spot. By Erik Piepenburg – The New York Times – June 7, 2019 A misconception still clings to Cleveland and it comes down to three words: river on fire. … Continue reading

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Fifteen AGs slam Trump move to limit federal authority under Clean Water Act By Steven Mufson – The Washington Post – April 16, 2019 Attorneys general from 14 states and the District of Columbia on Tuesday vehemently opposed the Trump … Continue reading

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Clean Water Act: Chesapeake Bay Watershed Under Threat National Aquarium – March 22, 2019 The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States with more than 18 million people and 2,700 species calling its watershed home. Throughout its … Continue reading

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Waters of the US’ would alter environmental reg as we know it By Joshua A. Bloom – The Hill – January 1, 2019 The scope of the Clean Water Act has been the subject of dispute beginning with its enactment … Continue reading

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