Environmentalists Suggest Judge Narrow CWA Pipeline Permit Vacatur

May 8, 2020
Environmentalists are proposing a federal judge narrow the scope of his high-profile ruling vacating a Clean Water Act (CWA) general permit used for pipeline and other utility line construction, which could ease some industry concerns, but they maintain the judge’s rationale for his ruling is correct and will be upheld on appeal. The groups in a May 6 brief “respectfully request” that the judge amend his April 15 ruling by narrowing the vacatur of nationwide permit 12 (NWP 12) to...

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