Category Archives: Uncategorized
Federal Court Rebuffs EPA’s Effort to Require Non-Discharging Confinement Operators to Obtain an NDPES Permit
Louis Alt operates a poultry farm in Hardy County, West Virginia. All of the birds and the litter is kept under roofs. The farm does not discharge process water to any stream and followed best management practices. Nevertheless, the EPA … Continue reading
In 2013 the Iowa Department of Natural Resources launched an effort to revise Chapter 133 of section 567 of the Iowa Administrative Code. Chapter 133 is a woefully out of date remediation rule that predates all of the advances in … Continue reading
Iowa District Court Judge Rustin Davenport recently issued an order vacating the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (“IDNR”) restitution assessment against Monroe Branstad, a Forest City, Iowa farmer. The case began in 2010 when the IDNR issued a restitution assessment … Continue reading
Gulf Restoration Network v. Jackson – EPA must decide if it can impose numeric nutrient criteria for the Mississippi and Gulf
NOTE: This case has been appealed as of November 18, 2013 by the EPA. The recent district court decision of Gulf Restoration Network v. Jackson is another win for environmental groups seeking to impose regulations through judges instead of through … Continue reading
Welcome to the new blog site. If you followed me to the new site, then thank you for keeping track. If you are new to my blog site, then welcome.