Monthly Archives: December 2018

EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Propose New Rule Defining “Waters of the United States”

Fri Dec 21st, On Environmental Law, by

On Tuesday, December 11th, The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers released a proposed rule clarifying which waterways are subject to jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. The rule is intended to rescind and replace President Obama’s 2015 Clean Water Rule, which defined “waters of the United States” for all sections of the Clean Water Act (CWA) “to include the traditional navigable waters (a)(1), […]

California Cities and Counties File Suit Against Major Energy Companies Over Role in Climate Change

Fri Dec 7th, On Environmental Law, by

In July of 2017, several California cities and counties lodged suits against dozens of oil, gas, and coal companies in California State Court over their alleged role in contributing to climate change-related damages across the state. The counties of Marin and San Mateo, along with the city of Imperial Beach, filed lawsuits alleging that several companies, including BP p.l.c., Chevron Corp., ConocoPhillips Co., and Exxon Mobil Corp., “have promoted and […]

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