EPN Articles Related To CWA: Section 401

EPN IN THE NEWS RELATED TO CWA: Section 401

Two New Mexico Pueblos Sue EPA Over Trump-era Water Rule

March 31, 2021 / by

Scott Wyland /

Santa Fe New Mexican

Cliff Villa, EPN member and former EPA attorney, was quoted in this article regarding tribal efforts in New Mexico to overturn a Trump-era water rule that narrowly redefined navigable waters in the Clean Water Act. Cliff was quoted in similar stories appearing in Law360 and The Counter and was interviewed on KRQE.

Will Trump’s EPA Rule Backfire on ‘Energy Dominance’?

June 8, 2020 / by

Hannah Northey /

E&E News

Mark Ryan, EPN member and former EPA Regional Counsel, Region 10, was quoted in this article on EPA’s final rule on section 401 of the CWA, which would curtail the ability of the states to reject pipelines and other energy projects.

Feds Limit Challenges to Pipelines by States and Tribes

June 2, 2020 / by

Brandi Buchman /

Courthouse News Service

EPN members Mark Ryan, former EPA Regional Counsel, Region 10, and Betsy Southerland, former Director of the Office of Science and Technology in EPA’s Office of Water, were quoted in this article regarding the finalization of EPA’s rule tweaking section 401 of the CWA, which allowed states’ to oppose the construction of pipelines and other energy projects.

EPA Mounts A New Strike on States’ Rights, This Time to Boost Pipeline Companies

June 1, 2020 / by

Alexander C. Kaufman /

Huffington Post

EPN members Mark Ryan, former EPA Regional Counsel, Region 10, and Stan Meiburg, former EPA Deputy Regional Administrator in Region 4 and Region 6 and Acting Deputy Administrator, were quoted in an article by The Huffington Post on EPA’s finalization of its rule adjusting its interpretation of section 401 from the Clean Water (Act), which allowed states’ to oppose the construction of pipelines and other energy projects. 

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