December 05, 2012

EPA rule throws wrench into US Supreme Court oral arguments in NEDC logging road water pollution case

New York Times article summarizes US Supreme Court oral argument as to effect of new EPA rule in logging road water pollution case.
“Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. did not seem happy during a Supreme Court argument on Monday about whether the Clean Water Act applies to runoff from logging roads.” says Adam Liptak, the Supreme Court correspondent of The New York Times in a recent column.
“Were you as surprised as we were?” Chief Justice Roberts asked a lawyer for the government, referring to a new regulation, issued Friday afternoon, that said permits are not required for the runoff at issue in the case.”