A district court granted a group of youths' motion for leave to file a second amended complaint in a lawsuit alleging the U.S. government failed to act on climate change and violated their right to a safe climate.
The U.S. Supreme Court held that the CWA extends to only those "wetlands with a continuous surface connection to bodies that are 'waters of the United States' in their own right," such that they are indistinguishable from those waters, in a challenge to an EPA compliance order stating that landowners' Idaho property contained jurisdictional wetlands and directing them to remove fill and restore the property to its natural state.
The June issue of ELR features articles on the role of carbon offsets in climate law; mining projects' eligibility under the FAST-41 Program; and FWS' proposed rule to remove "historical range" from experimental population regulations. The issue also includes a transcript from a recent ELI webinar that provided an update on the Federal Buy Clean Initiative, green funding, the status of carbon emissions, and a primer on environmental product declarations.
As overfishing has depleted wild fisheries, U.S. policymakers have pushed aquaculture as an ideal paradigm for ocean fisheries. However, the public perception and myths of finfish commercial aquaculture are far from its reality.