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County of Maui v. Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund amici brief featured in PBS NOVA podcast SWS’ Royal Gardner and his team of attorneys, as well as many of our members and members of our aquatic society partners, played a role in preparation of an amici brief cited earlier this year in the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in County of…

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SWS and Scientific Societies comment on EPA proposed Rule to update Clean Water Act regulations on water quality certification SWS and eight other scientific societies submitted comment letters on October 21, 2019 in opposition to the EPA’s proposed rule “Updating Regulations on Water Quality Certification” https://www.epa.gov/cwa-401/updating-regulations-water-quality-certification. The proposed rule provides no scientific basis for how it…

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Another amicus curiae brief in support of Clean Water Rule is filed on behalf of the Society of Wetland Scientists Interests of the Amicus Curiae The Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS) is a leading professional association of wetland and aquatic scientists around the world, including the United States. Established in 1980, SWS advances scientific and…

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Endorsement of amici curiae brief of wetland and water scientists in support of the Clean Water Rule Representing over 200,000 members and 130+ professional societies and research organizations, the Society of Wetland Scientists, along with the American Fisheries Society, American Institute for Biological Sciences, Ecological Society of America, Phycological Society of America, Society for Ecological…

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Court to hear case against Obama’s Water Rule A Cincinnati-based federal appeals court ruled Monday that it has the jurisdiction to hear numerous consolidated challenges to the Obama administration’s contentious water pollution rule. Read more. Categories Biofuel CASS Clean Water Rule Climate Change Coastal Wetlands Conservation Declarations Diversity EPA Letters of Comment Management Navigable Waters Protection…

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Introduction and summary of argument of 2006 Amicus brief In United States v. Riverside Bayview Homes, lnc., this Court upheld Clean Water Act regulation of wetlands adjacent to open waters and other waters of the United States because such wetlands are “inseparably bound up” with those waters and Congress intended to enact a comprehensive program…

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