Will the supreme court take up the Decker challenge soon?

May 07, 2013 | By TONY FRANCOIS

My PLF colleague Daniel Himebaugh has posted extensively about the victory in Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center, in which the Supreme Court upheld a US EPA policy under which water run-off from logging roads is not considered “industrial” stormwater subject to permitting under the federal Clean Water Act.  The Court̵ ...


Will Justice Scalia hear a "green" amen?

March 21, 2013 | By DAMIEN SCHIFF

As recounted on this blog yesterday, the Supreme Court has ruled, consistent with EPA’s position but contrary to the environmental community, that “channelized” stormwater runoff from logging roads does not require a Clean Water Act permit.  The decision in Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center was 7 to 1 (Justice Bre ...