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Digest for Week of February 8th, 2017

Environmental Law Case Summaries and Blog Posts

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Center for Biological Diversity v. US Environmental Protection Agency

February 2, 2017
Administrative Law, Environmental Law
(United States Ninth Circuit) - In a citizen suit alleging that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) when it registered certain pesticide active ingredients and pesticide products without undertaking consultation with the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the district court's judgment is: 1) affirmed in part as to the dismissal of all category one, two and three sub-claims; and 2) reversed in part as to the dismissal of all category four sub-claims, which alleged that the EPA's approval of individual pesticide products was an agency action, where those claims were barred by the collateral attack doctrine.
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Court Restores EPA's Water Transfer Rule

William Vogeler, Esq.
January 20, 2017
Turning the tide against environmentalists, a federal appeals court has upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's rule on water transfers. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals said the Water Transfers Rule is not subject to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination...
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