Restriction of EPA’s Authority to Prevent Groundwater Pollution

The EPA has published — and invited public comment on — an “interpretive statement” reversing the Agency’s previous position on whether the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program, administered by the Agency under...

Proposal to Withdraw Endangered Species Protection from the Gray Wolf

The Interior Department Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has proposed to “delist” the Grey Wolf (Canis lupus) under the Endangered Species Act (that is, to remove it from the list of endangered or threatened species subject to federal protection under that...

Proposed Clean Water Rule Replacement

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Corps of Army Engineers have proposed new regulations defining the “waters of the United States” (“WOTUS”) subject to federal protection from pollution under the Clean Water Act, through the...