Letter from the Editor In January, when the e-board settled on “The Environment” as a theme for the Summer 2020 issue of Juris, none of us could have predicted the challenge that nature would present to us this year. Environmental law is often treated peripherally in the United States. The […]
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By: Margaret Potter, Blog Editor Enacted in 1972, the Clean Water Act (the “CWA”) has provided for the federal protection of the “waters of the United States” for over forty years. Under the CWA, the federal government can regulate water quality standards and implement pollution control to protect the integrity […]
Photo provided courtesy of Unsplash.com By Daniel Pagana, Staff Writer Under the current administration, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has repealed and/or weakened almost 100 environmental laws.  Recently, the EPA has been focusing on weakening the Clean Water Act by repealing Waters of the United States rule […]
The EPA – Promulgating a rule it already has the power to do, or creating new law? By Kathryn VanDeveer, Staff Writer As of January 19th 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule entitled, Treatment of Indian Tribes in a Similar Manner as States for Purposes of […]