2013’s Big Enviro Decisions Tip In Favor Of Private Sector

Law360, New York (July 2, 2013, 9:07 PM EDT) -- Water issues have seized the judicial spotlight during the first half of 2013, with the nation's highest court handing down critical decisions upholding wastewater discharge requirements, making it easier for developers to challenge land use permits and establishing strong state resource management sovereignty.

A Texas federal court decision on water availability for endangered species has also caught the attention of environmental attorneys, as has a recent Fifth Circuit decision spelling the likely end of climate change tort litigation.

The key rulings before the U.S. Supreme Court...
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