January 01, 2016

Two Important New Clean Water Act Rulings

Mark Ryan

There were two very important developments in the Clean Water Act (CWA or Act) case law in October—one high profile, the other less so. The Sixth Circuit issued a nationwide stay of the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)/Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Clean Water Rule that was set to redefine what a water of the United States is for the first time in several decades. And a district court in West Virginia decided to one up the Supreme Court’s decision in Sackett v. EPA, 132 S. Ct. 1367 (2012).

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