Judge Narrows Scope Of NWP Vacatur, Bolstering Ruling Ahead Of Appeal

May 12, 2020
A federal district court judge has narrowed his landmark vacatur of a Clean Water Act (CWA) general permit governing construction of pipelines and other utility projects while providing a lengthy defense of his modified remedy and underlying ruling that appears aimed at bolstering his decisions during almost certain appeals. In a May 11 order , Judge Brian Morris of the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana narrowed his initial complete vacatur of nationwide permit 12 (NWP 12) to...

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