Environmentalists sue over Trump-era NWP 12 update

May 3, 2021
Environmental groups are returning to court in an attempt to force the federal government to consider endangered species impacts under a Clean Water Act (CWA) dredge-and-fill general permit for oil and gas pipelines, arguing in new litigation that a Trump-era permit fails to comply with a previous court order. In Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), et al. v. Spellmon , environmental groups are asking the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana to vacate nationwide permit 12 (NWP 12),...

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