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Enviro Groups Sue the Corps Over Pipelines

A number of environmental groups have sued the Corps over NWP 12, alleging that the modifications to the NWP failed to properly analyze environmental impacts of pipelines. The NWP modifications pushed out by the prior administration were done well in advance of their expiration dates, which is almost unheard of in federal permitting. Clearly, they were focussed on changing the NWPs to the benefit of the regulated community before the end of that administration. I suspect the Biden administration will not defend them and they'll take a voluntary remand. Ad this to the long list of controversial rulemakings to keep an eye on. Below is a link to their press release, which contains a link to their complaint.


https://waterkeeper.org/news/army-corps-sued-for-failure-to-protect-waterways-endangered-wildlife-from-pipeline-construction/



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