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The Latest On: Clean Water Act

January 22, 2018 | Article

In 2018, Trump May Double Down, But So Will We

With more top positions at federal agencies filled by industry lawyers and lobbyists, we expect more virulent attacks on environmental protections. But we won’t solely be on the defensive: We are expanding anywhere we can make progress, including in some unlikely states and internationally.

November 28, 2017 | Letter

60 Groups Urge Support for the Clean Water Rule

60 groups urge the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on the Environment to support the critical clean water protections laid out in the 2015 Clean Water Rule

November 6, 2017 | Legal Document

60 Day Notice of Intent to Sue Back 40 Mine Project

On behalf of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin (the “Menominee Tribe”), we ask that you take immediate action to remedy ongoing violations of a non-discretionary duty under the Clean Water Act (“CWA”). As fully described below, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the “Corps”) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) are in violation of their mandatory duties under the Clean Water Act Section 404 (33 U.S.C. § 1344), due to their failure to exercise jurisdiction and regulatory authority over navigable waters of the United States—the Menominee River and adjacent wetlands—that are not delegable to the State of Michigan under 33 U.S.C. § 1344(g). This letter constitutes a 60-day notice of intent to file a citizen suit against EPA pursuant to Section 505 of the CWA, 33 U.S.C. § 1365(a)(2).