Weekly Cases Update Volume 46, Issue 8

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Volume 46, Issue 18

ELR 2011310-cv-01541(D.D.C., )

A district court ordered EPA to impose a "good neighbor” federal implementation plan (FIP) for Texas with respect to the 1997 fine particulate matter (PM2.5) NAAQS. In 2015, the D.C.

Keywords:
National ambient air quality standards (NAAQS), §109, Federal implementation plans (FIPs), §110(c)(1)
ELR 201142:I5-CV-043, -041(D. Wyo., )

A district court struck down BLM's rule regulating hydraulic fracturing on federal and Native American lands.

Keywords:
Hydraulic Fracturing
ELR 201102:16-cv-00290(S.D. W. Va., )

A district court held that West Virginia law preempts a county's ban on wastewater disposal wells. The ordinance effectively outlaws horizontal drilling anywhere in the county.

Keywords:
Underground injection, West Virginia, Hydraulic Fracturing
ELR 201112:13-cv-02095(E.D. Cal., )

A district court, on motions for summary judgment, held that the owner of a farm violated the CWA when he allowed wetlands on his property to be tilled. The record shows that the farm discharged a pollutant to navigable waters from a point source without a permit.

Keywords:
Farming and silviculture, §404(f)(1)(A), Enforcement
ELR 20112CV 16-00462(D.N.M., )

A district court preliminarily enjoined FWS from releasing endangered Mexican wolves in New Mexico without first obtaining the necessary permits from the state's game and wildlife agency.

Keywords:
Experimental populations, §10(j), Wolves