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July 12, 2012

What a difference a circuit makes

Last week the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in State of Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control v. United States Army Corps of Engineers that the Corps’ Delaware River dredging project was exempt from Clean Water Act regulation.  The Corps relied on the same provision of the Clean Water Act—Section 4 ...

October 08, 2011

Sacketts to recount EPA abuses at forum hosted by Senator Rand Paul

Author:  Anne Hayes Senator Rand Paul has graciously invited PLF clients Mike and Chantell Sacketts and Mississippi Levee Board Commissioner Peter Nimrod to tell their stories to a group of elected officials at a forum entitled:  Property Wrongs:  A discussion with the victims of the U.S. government's assault on private proper ...

March 30, 2011

When will the South Mississippi Delta get congressionally promised flood relief?

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Earlier this week, a federal court in Mississippi upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's veto of a much-needed flood control project in the Mississippi South Delta. Attorneys for PLF filed the suit on behalf of the Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners, a state agency entrusted with protecting area resid ...

January 18, 2011

EPA puts its "veto" on economic prosperity

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a veto under the Clean Water Act for a 2007 permit awarded to Arch Coal for the company to operate its Spruce No. 1 coal mine in Logan County, West Virginia.  The CWA gives EPA the authority to veto a project (entailing the placement ...

September 11, 2009

Coverage of Mississippi Levee Board suit

Author: Damien M. Schiff Last month, PLF filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners, to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency's unwarranted veto of a desperately needed flood control project in the lower Mississippi Delta.  The latest Impact Newsletter from the Board has an excellent article detailin ...

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