EPN Articles Related To CWA: Section 401

EPN IN THE NEWS RELATED TO CWA: Section 401

Biden Administration Wants to Give More Power Back to States to Block Pipelines

May 27, 2021 / by

Dino Grandoni /

The Washington Post

Mark Ryan, EPN member and former Regional Counsel, EPA Region 10, was quoted in this article discussing the Trump-era changes to Section 401 of the Clean Water Act that limited state and tribal authority over permitting energy projects. Mark was also quoted in a Bloomberg Law article about how the Navigable Waters Protection Rule could impact proposed mining in the Okefenokee Swamp.

EPA to Revise Trump Rule Limiting State Authority to Block Pipelines

May 27, 2021 / by

Rachel Frazin /

The Hill

Mark Ryan, EPN member and former Regional Counsel, EPA Region 10, was quoted in this article concerning possible new regulations to reverse Trump-era changes to Section 401 of the Clean Water Act.

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.

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