Fifty Maryland and Virginia Organizations Submit Comments on the I-495 and I-270 Managed Lanes Study Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Draft 4(f) Evaluation, and Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit Application
November 6, 2020
On behalf of a diverse coalition of groups, the Maryland Sierra Club and Rock Creek Conservancy submit over 200 pages of comments analyzing the legal and technical flaws in Maryland Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration’s Draft Environmental Impacts Statement (DEIS), Draft 4(f) Evaluation, and Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit Application for the proposed I-495 and I-270 Beltway Expansion project. The groups argue that the DEIS does not consider any real alternatives to highway expansion and consistently fails to take a hard look at the environmental and health impacts of the project, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act.
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Navajo Nation Files Amicus Brief in 10th Circuit Court Supporting Colorado’s Challenge to 2020 WOTUS Rule
August 10, 2020
Colorado v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, et al.
The Navajo Nation files an amicus brief in the Tenth Circuit to support the injunction stopping the 2020 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule from taking effect in Colorado, explaining that the rule harms the Tribe and violates the Clean Water Act.
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Navajo Nation Challenges 2020 and 2019 WOTUS Rules
June 22, 2020
Navajo Nation v. Wheeler, et al.
The Navajo Nation sues U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in federal district court in New Mexico, arguing recent 2020 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and 2019 repeal of the Clean Water Rule significantly diminish the number and extent of Navajo waters protected by the Clean Water Act in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act.
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