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EPA Seeks To Limit Industry Data Requests In Enforcement, Raising Concern

EPA is seeking to limit information the agency requests from industry or states in enforcement and regulatory proceedings under federal air, waste and water laws, in a bid to ease burdens on industry and the agency, though the actions are reviving accusations that the Trump administration is curtailing environmental oversight.

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Second Ruling Scrapping CWA Rule Delay Solidifies Regulatory Patchwork

A second federal district judge has ruled that EPA's delay of the Obama-era Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction rule was unlawful and scraps the Trump administration's order blocking the rule's enforcement nationwide, solidifying a regulatory patchwork on the CWA's reach as various court decisions have now revived the rule in 22 states.

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Court Rebukes Army Corps Over Pipeline Permit's CWA Interpretation

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit is explaining its October decision to vacate the Army Corps of Engineers' use of a Clean Water Act (CWA) dredge-and-fill permit to construct a portion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), a major natural gas pipeline, in West Virginia, saying in a hard-hitting ruling that the Corps lacked authority to unilaterally change the permit's conditions.

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EAB petitions add to push for equity review of UIC permits

The newly filed petitions join an already-pending case to test how far EPA must go to consider environmental justice, seismic concerns and drinking water impacts in a UIC permit proceeding.

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EPA files 'protective' appeal of climate TMDL order

The agency is seeking to preserve its rights to challenge a district court ruling that set short deadlines for the agency to develop a plan to control water temperature in the Pacific Northwest.

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EPA touts Mexican border truck anti-idling plan to cut emissions

In a new 'highlights' report, the agency is promoting the benefits of a joint U.S.-Mexico program to reduce truck air emissions on the border.

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Pending settlement could end suits over GenX discharges

The $13 million agreement between Chemours, North Carolina and environmentalists requires the chemical manufacturer to reduce air emissions and prevent water discharges of GenX.

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6th Circuit rehearing bid could delay high court groundwater review

Environmentalists say that while the 6th Circuit weighs a petition for rehearing on the subject, the Supreme Court should wait to consider whether the Clean Water Act limits groundwater pollution.

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EPA Seeks To Stay Climate-Related TMDL Order Pending Possible Appeal

EPA is preparing to ask a federal district court to stay a Dec. 17 deadline to develop a cleanup plan for the Columbia and Snake rivers in the Pacific Northwest while the Justice Department (DOJ) decides whether it will appeal the court's order requiring development of the plan, which aims to control water temperature that is expected to increase due to climate change.

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Justices reject case on environmental penalties for corporate officers

The Supreme Court has declined a petition that sought strict limits on when corporate officers face fines and other penalties for their personal conduct in a violation of environmental law.

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