Supreme Court seeks supplemental briefing on new stormwater rule in Decker

January 09, 2013 | By BRIAN HODGES

First comes briefing, then comes oral argument, then comes . . . more briefing?  That’s what the Supreme Court decided in Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center yesterday, when it invited the parties and the Solicitor General to file supplemental briefs. When the Court heard oral argument last month, most of the Court’s quest ...


Last-minute EPA rule dominates questioning at Decker oral argument

December 05, 2012 | By BRIAN HODGES

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center earlier this week.  Recall that the issue in Decker is whether logging road owners and users must obtain federal National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits to cover stormwater runoff on the roads.  PLF filed an amicus brief on behal ...