Inside EPA - 06/19/2020

DOJ Seeks Supreme Court Stay Of CWA Pipeline General Permit Vacatur

June 16, 2020
The Justice Department (DOJ) is asking the Supreme Court to stay a landmark district court ruling that vacated the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) general permit for constructing new oil and gas pipelines, arguing in part that the lower court erred in issuing a nationwide injunction and noting several justices’ recent concerns about universal injunctions. “The amended order would not survive this Court’s review and should be stayed pending appeal,” DOJ says in a June 15 filing with the high...

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