Citing CWA Mandates, Judge Advances Citizen Suit Seeking EPA Permit Veto

March 10, 2023
A federal district judge is allowing environmentalists to proceed with a Clean Water Act (CWA) suit aiming to either overturn an Army Corps of Engineers-issued dredge-and-fill permit or force EPA to “veto” it over impacts to nearby wetlands, largely rejecting the agencies’ arguments that the case should be dismissed. In a March 7 order , Judge Richard M. Gergel agreed with plaintiffs in South Carolina Coastal Conservation League (SCCCL), et al., v. EPA, et al. , that the agency’s CWA...

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