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9th Circuit Upholds Corps' Regional CWA Handbooks Despite FY93 Rider

September 21, 2018
A federal appeals court has ruled that a decades-old appropriations rider does not bar the Army Corps of Engineers' use of regional supplements to its nationwide manual for identifying wetlands subject to the Clean Water Act (CWA), avoiding a precedent that could have greatly expanded the limits that funding riders place on EPA and other agencies. The Sept. 21 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in Tin Cup, LLC, v. Corps says a rider...

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