Environmental Cases To Watch In 2019

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (January 1, 2019, 12:03 PM EST) -- In 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider reviewing a closely watched criminal case that could affect the extent of the federal government's jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act, and the Fifth Circuit will give thought to an important Endangered Species Act habitat question.

The nation's high court could also clarify whether the Clean Water Act allows regulators to require permits for sources that pollute certain waterways via groundwater.

And a D.C. federal judge could decide whether President Donald Trump has the authority to shrink national monuments designated by his predecessor, President Barack Obama.

Here, Law360 looks ahead at some of...

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