Friday, January 8, 2016

Larry Askins v. Ohio Department of Agriculture

<> Larry Askins v. Ohio Department of Agriculture - 1/6/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Case No. 15-3147. Plaintiffs-Appellants Larry and Vickie Askins filed a citizen suit alleging that Defendants-Appellees U.S. EPA, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and Ohio Department of Agriculture (collectively, "Defendants") violated the Clean Water Act's agency permitting procedures regarding discharges from animal feeding operations. The district court held that the Clean Water Act does not permit suits against regulators for regulatory functions and dismissed for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction. The Panel affirmed.

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