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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Experimental populations, §10(j), Wolves