House Democrats introduce Clean Water Act of 2023

October 26, 2023

On the 51st anniversary of the Clean Water Act, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation, and Infrastructure Rick Larsen (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Rep. Don …

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Thirteen environmental groups sue EPA on CAFO Rule

September 21, 2023

On Sept. 9, 2023, Food & Water Watch (FWW) and a dozen other environmental groups filed a lawsuit in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, asking the court to reject EPA’s denial last month …

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SCOTUS strikes down WOTUS significant nexus test; Sackett decision issued

May 25, 2023

The Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision on the Sackett v. EPA case today, unanimously rejecting the use of the significant nexus test to determine Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction. The Sacketts of Idaho asked the Supreme Court to …

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EPA proposed settlement

May 11, 2023

On April 21, 2023, EPA issued public comments on a proposed settlement agreement with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF). The settlement is the latest development in CBF’s 2020 lawsuit filed with Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and the District …

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Pressure building on Biden EPA to regulate CAFOs

November 3, 2022

Environmentalists, citizen groups and some in the “environmental justice” community are putting considerable pressure on the Biden EPA to step up federal regulation of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Most commercial layer operations meet the …

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