Happy 50th Anniversary, Federal Clean Water Act

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The Clean Water Act (CWA), one of the nation’s most important environmental laws, is 50 years old today. These and other water pollution disasters spurred Congress into action. The post Happy 50th Anniversary, Federal Clean Water Act appeared first on Legal Planet.

What Has the Clean Water Act Done for You?

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Before the Clean Water Act of 1972, watersheds across the nation, including our own here in Philadelphia, were literal dumping grounds for industry, treatment plants and domestic households for generations. were unsanitary places before the Clean Water Act.

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Clean Water Act Citizen Suits Before Fourth Circuit

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The post Clean Water Act Citizen Suits Before Fourth Circuit appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center. Brigit Rollins Clean Water Act Environmental Law Environmental Protection Agency

U.C. Davis Law School to Host “Clean Water Act at 50” Conference

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Davis School of Law will convene a major, day-long conference to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the federal Clean Water Act. Davis Law School to Host “Clean Water Act at 50” Conference appeared first on Legal Planet.

The US Clean Water Act at 50

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Davis School of Law will convene a conference to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the federal Clean Water Act on Friday, October 7th. legislation local government pollution USA water western USA

The Clean Water Act at 50: Big Successes, More to Be Done

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Sparked by the 1970s environmental movement, the Clean Water Act — which marks its 50 th anniversary this month — transformed America’s polluted rivers.

We Need 50 More Years of the Clean Water Act

Scientific American

The Clean Water Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation that has fundamentally changed water pollution in the U.S., The Science Agenda Environment Wateris under attack when it should be strengthened instead.

More on the Clean Water Act at 50

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Legal Planet's Richard Frank posted today on the US Clean Water Act's 50th birthday. The nation’s rivers, streams, lakes and ocean waters are dramatically cleaner and healthier than they were a half-century ago. More on the history of the Clean Water Act here and here.

Will EPA Ignore a Flagrant Violation of the Clean Water Act?

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On October 15 th a large mob engaged in a public and ritualistic violation of the Clean Water Act in Knoxville, Tennessee. There can be no doubt the mob’s actions violated the Clean Water Act. The Tennessee River at the location in question is navigable in fact and therefore constitutes a water of the United States within the meaning of Section 502(7) of the Clean Water Act. Posted on October 24, 2022 by Allan Gates.

Clean Water Act: EPA Needs to Better Assess and Disclose Quality of Compliance and Enforcement Data

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What GAO Found Since 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has modified one of its three national initiatives emphasizing compliance with the Clean Water Act and has discontinued two others (see fig.). Download the document.

Clean Water Act Status of U.S. Waters, 2022

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Clean Water Act Status of U.S. Waters, 2022. Rachel Jean-Baptiste. Mon, 05/02/2022 - 08:45. Volume. Issue.

Sometimes the Law Really Is Unambiguous — Clean Water Act Edition

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Water flowing into Blackstone Gorge just downstream from dam at Blackstone River & Canal Heritage State Park. The post Sometimes the Law Really Is Unambiguous — Clean Water Act Edition first appeared on Law and the Environment.

Coalition For The Delaware River Watershed Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of Federal Clean Water Act

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On October 19, member of Congress Dwight Evans (D-Philadelphia) joined with environmental advocates and the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed (CDRW) at Bartram’s Garden to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the federal Clean Water Act.

Federal Water Tap, October 3: Supreme Court Hears Key Clean Water Act Case

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Supreme Court begins its October term today with a wetlands lawsuit that could redefine the Clean Water Act. Tribes tell the Bureau of Reclamation to prioritize long-term infrastructure solutions for the $4 billion in Inflation Reduction Act funds for western drought response.

The Clean Water Act at 50: Big successes, more to be done

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Sparked by the 1970s environmental movement, the Clean Water Act — which marks its 50th anniversary this month — transformed America’s polluted rivers. Environmental health Environmental law Environmental restoration WaterRead the full story at e360. The Delaware, once an industrial cesspool, is one of the success stories, but its urban stretches remain a work in progress.

50 Years of the Clean Water Act and 50 more on the Horizon

Washington Nature

Environmental Protection Agency Assistant Administrator for Water, Radhika Fox, kicked off a tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act at the Aurora Bridge Bioswale in Seattle, WA. In the past 50 years, The Clean Water Act has enabled the U.S.

With Friends Like These. Another Federal Appeals Court Takes Clean Water Act Enforcement Out of EPA’s Hands

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This week the Sacketts of Idaho were handed their most recent litigation defeat by a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals which held that Justice Kennedy’s 2006 “significant nexus” test for determining the reach of the Clean Water Act remains the law of the Ninth Circuit even though subsequent EPA regulations take a different tack. Another Federal Appeals Court Takes Clean Water Act Enforcement Out of EPA’s Hands appeared first on ACOEL.

SCOTUS Hears a Case with Broad Implications for the Clean Water Act

Scientific American

Environment Water Policy PoliticsAs the new term begins, the Supreme Court debates what wetlands should be protected under one of the EPA’s most successful and controversial efforts.

The Quagmire of Clean Water Act Jurisdiction

Legal Planet

The Biden Administration announced on Monday that it would not meet a February target date to issue a revised definition of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. The story begins with the 1972 passage of the Clean Water Act.

Taking Bets: The Supreme Court Is Just About to Split NPDES and Section 404 Permitting Under the Clean Water Act

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The Supreme Court is stepping once more into Clean Water Actwaters of the United States,” more popularly known as WOTUS. If you’re a Clean Water Act wonk, there may be a little voice in the back of your head yelling, “Theeeey’re baaack!” If it’s been a while, the Rapanos Court fractured 4-1-4 on the proper test to determine whether waters that aren’t actually navigable are subject to the Clean Water Act.

Will the Supreme Court Gut the Clean Water Act?

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What wetlands and waterbodies does the Clean Water Act protect? A little quick background: The term “navigable waters” traditionally meant water bodies that could be used for transportation. The post Will the Supreme Court Gut the Clean Water Act?

Enviro Groups Ask EPA to Revisit CWA CAFO Rules

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Brigit Rollins Clean Water Act Environmental Law Environmental Protection AgencyIn October 2022, a coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit asking the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to formally respond to.

UPDATE: Ohio Waives Clean Water Act 401 Certification for 16 Nationwide Permits

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Army Corps of Engineers recently determined that Ohio waived its right to issue a water quality certification (WQC) under section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) for the 16 new Nationwide Permits (NWPs) that went into effect on March 15, 2021. Section 404 of the CWA prohibits the discharge of dredge or fill material into a “water of the United States” (WOTUS) without a permit. NWP 52 – Water-Based Renewable Energy Generation Pilot Projects. • The U.S.

Third Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Clean Water Act Citizen Suit On Inadequate Notice

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In order to bring a citizen suit in federal district court under the Clean Water Act, 33 USC § 1365(a)(1), the plaintiff must first give “notice of the alleged violation” to the alleged violator, the EPA, and the State at least 60 days prior to commencing suit. Read More » Tags: Citizen Suit , Clean Water Act , Federal Jurisdiction , New Jersey , Statutory Notice , Subject Matter Jurisdiction , Third Circuit , Waste

Guest Essay: Before The Federal Clean Water Act, There Was The Rivers And Harbors Act Of 1899 To Help Clean-Up Pittsburgh’s 3 Rivers

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Seif, Former EPA Region III Administrator, Secretary of DEP How many members of the EPA Alumni Association remember the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899? It was about 500 mason jars full of water, some almost clear, some full of muck and sediment. By James M.

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: August 26, 2022

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Ag & Food Law Update Clean Water Act LaborA comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE. .

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Ag and Food Law Daily Update: July 22, 2022

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Ag & Food Law Update Agricultural Marketing Service Clean Water Act Endangered Species Act Fish and Wildlife ServiceA comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE. .

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Environmental Law Highlight: Developments From the First Half of 2022

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Court Vacates CWA Section 401 Certification Rule

National Law Center

In October 2021, a federal district court issued a decision vacating the 2020 Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Rule (“2020. Brigit Rollins Clean Water Act Environmental Law Environmental Protection Agency

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Environmental Law Topics to Watch in 2022

National Law Center

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Treading Water: WOTUS Once Again Before Supreme Court

National Law Center

The post Treading Water: WOTUS Once Again Before Supreme Court appeared first on National Agricultural Law Center. Brigit Rollins Clean Water Act Environmental Law Environmental Protection Agency WOTUS Update

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: December 10, 2021

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WOTUS Update: EPA Makes Announcement, Status Update for On-Going Lawsuits

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Brigit Rollins Clean Water Act Environmental Law Environmental Protection Agency WOTUS UpdateOn June 9, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) released a joint statement announcing.

WOTUS Update: EPA Releases Proposed Rule to Redefine WOTUS

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Brigit Rollins Clean Water Act Environmental Law Environmental Protection Agency WOTUS UpdateOn December 6, 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published in the Federal Register its highly-anticipated proposed rule to redefine the.

New Law Changes Wetland Regulation in the State of Indiana

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Brigit Rollins Clean Water Act Environmental LawIn April, 2021, the State of Indiana adopted a new law concerning the regulation of interstate wetlands. Senate Bill 389 (“SB.

Ag and Food Law Daily Update: September 19, 2022

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Ag & Food Law Update Clean Water Act Food and Nutrition Service Food LabelingA comprehensive summary of today’s judicial, legislative, and regulatory developments in agriculture and food. Email important additions HERE. .

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From Supreme Court to State Courts, Important Enviro Rulings from June 2021

National Law Center

Brigit Rollins Clean Air Act Clean Water Act Environmental Law Environmental Protection Agency Water LawThe past few month has seen a series of important environmental law decisions from various courts across the United States.

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Two FERC Cases and Why They Matter

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One involved a bailout to coal and nuclear plants, the other involved water quality. Under the Clean Water Act, dam owners need to get certifications from state authorities that the dam will not harm water quality.

Biden Administration Begins Review of Environmental Regulations

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WOTUS Update: Breaking Down the Pre-2015 Regulatory Regime

National Law Center

In late August, a court in the District of Arizona issued a decision vacating the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (“NWPR”), the. Brigit Rollins Clean Water Act Environmental Law Environmental Protection Agency WOTUS Update

Ninth Circuit Holds Sovereign Immunity Protects Tribe From Suit Under the Clean Water Act

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On June 23, 2021, the Ninth Circuit, in directing the lower court to dismiss a citizen’s suit claim under the Clean Water Act (“CWA”), held that the CWA did not abrogate tribal sovereign immunity. Read More » Tags: Citizen Suit , Clean Water Act , Energy , Federal Procedure , Ninth Circuit , Procedure , Sovereign Immunity , Tribal Lands This Blog Post was authored by Omar Khodor, a summer associate.

Arizona Court Vacates WOTUS Rule

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On August 30, 2021, a federal judge in the district of Arizona issued an order vacating the Navigable Waters Protection Rule. Brigit Rollins Clean Water Act Environmental Law Environmental Protection Agency WOTUS Update

Will the 30 x 30 Initiative Protect 30% of Freshwaters by 2030?

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A global movement is underway to protect 30 percent of the Earth’s lands and waters by 2030. lands and water and 30 percent of U.S. Sustainable water management is complicated, even more so than sustainable land management. Posted on January 12, 2022 by Sandra B. Zellmer.

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