Monday, March 25, 2013
Sally Jewell's nomination to become Interior Secretary cleared the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
SCOTUS handed down Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center (U.S. No. 11-338), reversing the 9th Circuit in upholding EPA's interpretation that channelilzed stormwater runoff from logging is not a discharge triggering the need to obtain a CWA permit (opinion here).
SCOTUS granted cert in US Forest Service v. Pacific River Council, U.S. No. 12-623.