Monday, June 1, 2015

Sierra Club v. Bostick

<> Sierra Club v. Bostick - 5/29/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, Case No. 14-6099. The case involves the authority of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to issue nationwide permits under § 404(e) of the Clean Water Act to authorize activities involving discharge of dredged or fill material in U.S. waters and wetlands.
     TransCanada Corporation proposed to rely on the nationwide permit to build an oil pipeline, the Gulf Coast Pipeline (the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline). Three environmental groups challenged the validity of the nationwide permit and verification letters.
     The district court rejected these challenges and entered judgment for the defendants. The Appeals Court affirmed the entry of judgment in favor of the defendant Corps.