President's weekly report — December 13, 2013

December 13, 2013 | By ROB RIVETT

Environment — EPA’s War on Coal We filed our amicus brief in Mingo Logan Coal Co. v. EPA.  Our blog post about the case is here.  In this case, the Corps of Engineers approved a wetlands fill permit for a coal mine.  While it didn’t like the permit, EPA declined to issue a veto.  Several years later, after … ...


Got a permit? EPA doesn't care

May 15, 2013 | By BRIAN HODGES

When the Supreme Court of the United States issued its opinion in Rapanos v. United States a few years ago, it highlighted that the average applicant for a Clean Water Act Section 404 permit spends 788 days and $271,596 to complete the permitting process.  Why would an applicant commit so much time and money to … ...