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Streams and Wetlands: Nationwide Permits

A stream.
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What's at Stake

Nationwide dredge-and-fill permits for development projects, mining and other environmentally-damaging activities have already cause substantial harm to wetlands and streams.

Case Overview

Industry groups sued to further weaken nationwide permits that already allowed excessive dredging and filling of streams and wetlands in many states.

Earthjustice intervened to oppose the industry challenge. In September 2006, a federal district court rejected industry's challenge. Industry's appeal from that ruling was dismissed by the D.C. Circuit in February 2008.

Case ID

3460

Attorneys

Case Updates

September 29, 2006 | Legal Document

Nationwide Permits Consent Judgment 9-29-06

Grants motion for consent judgment; rejects industry attempts to weaken nationwide dredge-and-fill permits for development projects, mining, and other environmentally-damaging activities; Plaintiff: National Association of Home Builders (D.D.C. 00cv379) (

September 29, 2006 | Legal Document

Nationwide Permits Final Judgment 9-29-06

Final judgment rejecting industry attempts to weaken nationwide dredge-and-fill permits for development projects, mining, and other environmentally-damaging activities; Plaintiff: National Association of Home Builders (D.D.C. 00cv379) (September 29, 2006)

September 29, 2006 | Legal Document

Nationwide Permits Decision DC Circuit 9-29-06

Rejects, again, industry attempts to weaken nationwide dredge-and-fill permits for development projects, mining, and other environmentally-damaging activities; Plaintiff: National Association of Home Builders (D.D.C. 00cv379) (September 29, 2006)

January 10, 2006 | Legal Document

Home Builders' Supplemental Motion

Supplemental Motion in National Association of Home Builders v. US Army Corps of Engineers--Plaintiff: National Association of Home Builders (D.D.C. 00cv379) (June 2002)

January 10, 2006 | Legal Document

Stone Sand and Gravel's Supplemental Motion

Supplemental Motion in National Association of Home Builders v. US Army Corps of Engineers--Plaintiffs National Stone Sand and Gravel Association, American Road and Transportation Builders Association, and Nationwide Public Projects Coalition (D.D.C. 00cv

January 10, 2006 | Legal Document

Independent Business' Supplemental Motion

Supplemental Motion in National Association of Home Builders v. US Army Corps of Engineers--Plaintiffs: National Federation of Independent Business and Wayne Newnam (D.D.C. 00cv1404) (June 2002)

January 10, 2006 | Legal Document

Corps' Supplemental Opposition/Cross-Motion

Supplemental Opposition/Cross-Motion in National Association of Home Builders v. US Army Corps of Engineers--Defendants: United States Army Corps of Engineers, the Secretary of the Army, and the Chief of Engineers (July 2002)

January 10, 2006 | Legal Document

NRDC's Supplemental Opposition/Cross-Motion

Supplemental Opposition/Cross-Motion in National Association of Home Builders v. US Army Corps of Engineers--Intervenor-Defendants: Natural Resources Defense Council and Sierra Club (July 2002)

January 10, 2006 | Legal Document

Corps' Supplemental Reply

Supplemental Reply in National Association of Home Builders v. US Army Corps of Engineers--Defendants: United States Army Corps of Engineers, the Secretary of the Army, and the Chief of Engineers (August 2002)

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