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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EPA to implement CAFO inspections in PA pending funding for farmer assistance

April 21, 2022

On April 18, US EPA announced a two-stage Clean Water Act inspection plan for Pennsylvania, taking effect in 90 days, to support more aggressive adoption of nutrient loss reduction practices by the state’s farmers in …

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