WOTUS Redefined: The New Definition of Waters of the United States

by Farris J. Gillman On April 21, 2020, the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finalized a new definition of waters of the United States (sometimes called “WOTUS”). This new definition has fundamental implications for the application of point … Continue reading

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FERC Asserts Authority: Declaratory Order Says Eminent Domain Exempted From State Sovereign Immunity

By Kelly Daly, Farris Gillman, and Fabian Eichentopf In a recent declaratory order, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) asserted the right of its certificate holders to “exercise eminent domain authority over state-owned land.”  The Natural Gas Act (“NGA”) provides … Continue reading

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Western Governors Determined To Strengthen Relationships Under Trump Administration

by Amanda Reeve The Western Governors’ Association (“WGA”) convened for its 2017 Winter Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona on December 1-2 to discuss western policy and announce its Policy Resolutions for 2018.  While discussions focused on workforce development, natural resources management, … Continue reading

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