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Tag Archives: Administrative Procedures Act

Trump Track: Presidential Memo to Boost Western Water Projects—Can It Succeed?

Posted in ESA, NEPA, Trump Track
The Keystone Dam in Oklahoma with all the gates open and flowing a lot of water. Shot at Twilight.On October 19, President Trump issued a “Memorandum Promoting the Reliable Supply and Delivery of Water in the West.” The memorandum calls for streamlining federal water infrastructure development and operations, apparently by skirting environmental and other administrative processes. As previously noted, the administration is intent on weakening the laws controlling federal water projects, but that… Continue Reading

Trump Track: What is Behind the Administration’s Failed Attempts at Delaying Rules?

Posted in EPA, Trump Track, Water Law
On August 17, the day after a federal judge in South Carolina invalidated the Trump administration’s suspension of the rule defining “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act, a panel on the D.C. Circuit invalidated an effort by the administration to extend by 20 months the effective date of the Chemical… Continue Reading