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Sixth Circuit Agrees to Hear Challenge to Clean Water Act

On Monday, the Sixth Circuit agreed to hear challenges to a controversial rule redefining the federal government’s jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. Industry and environmental groups have argued that it would be better for the nearly 20 lawsuits filed regarding the rule to be decided at the district level. In Murray Energy Corporation v. … Continue Reading

Sixth Circuit Issues Nationwide Stay Blocking Federal Regulation Over Water and Wetlands

The Sixth Circuit is making national headlines today after ordering a nationwide stay that temporarily will block the so-called Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule finalized back in May by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  See In re EPA and DOD Final Rule; “Clean Water Rule: Definition of … Continue Reading

Sixth Circuit Vacates EPA’s Determination Over Agency’s Interpretation of “Adjacent”

In a 2-1 decision, the Sixth Circuit in Summit Petroleum Corporation v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Case Nos. 09-4348; 10-4572, vacated the EPA’s determination that Summit’s facilities constituted a single stationary source under the EPA’s Clean Air Act Title V permitting program.  Summit owns and operates a natural gas plant and connected production wells which … Continue Reading