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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EPA and USACE issue new final WOTUS rule

September 7, 2023

On Aug. 29, 2023, EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced a new final rule amending the 2023 definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS). The new rule constitutes the agencies’ effort …

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Sackett v. EPA: What to know

June 15, 2023

The Supreme Court’s Sackett decision will change how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have sought to implement the Clean Water Act (CWA). The Court’s rule explicitly directs agencies to …

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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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