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Maui Needs a NPDES Permit; What’s Next for WOTUS?

Posted on July 27, 2021 by Seth Jaffe Last week, District Judge Susan Mollway ruled that the County of.... Read More


Posted on July 2, 2021 by Paul Seals Texas is now the third state with an approved CCR permit.... Read More

What a Difference a Day Makes

Posted on January 26, 2021 by Brian Rosenthal Co-authored by Brian Rosenthal and Timothy Webster On Day One, the 46th President of the United.... Read More

President Biden Pulls the Plug on Keystone XL — Let’s Make Sure It Sets the Right Precedent

Posted on January 25, 2021 by Seth Jaffe Last week, President Biden hit the ground running on environmental policy, issuing an Executive.... Read More

There’s a First Time for Everything

Posted on January 21, 2021 by Robert M Olian Anyone with even a passing interest in environmental law has seen numerous.... Read More

Leaving on the Midnight Train to Maui (Going Back to Find a Simpler Place in Time)

Posted on January 21, 2021 by Allan Gates With apologies to Gladys Knight & the Pips: It is not unusual for.... Read More

Woe Is WOTUS, Redux

Posted on June 30, 2020 by Seth Jaffe Sometimes, history repeats itself.  Sometimes, that is not a good thing. After the.... Read More

SCOTUS Has Spoken: Kinda Sorta Direct Discharges Need A Permit

Posted on May 1, 2020 by Theodore Garrett On April 23 the Supreme Court announced its decision in County of Maui v..... Read More

If It Walks Like a Duck and Talks Like a Duck, It May Still Not Be Sauce for the Gander

Posted on August 23, 2019 by Seth Jaffe Earlier this week, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held that the “Wehrum.... Read More

Down the Rabbit Hole: Injection Wells and Subsurface “Trespass”

Posted on March 29, 2019 by G. Alan Perkins When an oil and gas operator obtains all proper permits for a.... Read More