803 F.3d 804 (6th Cir. 2015), 15-3799, In re Environmental Protection Agency

Docket Nº:15-3799, 15-3822, 15-3853, 15-3887
Citation:803 F.3d 804
Opinion Judge:McKEAGUE, Circuit Judge.
Party Name:In re: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AND DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FINAL RULE; ' CLEAN WATER RULE: v. UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, et al., Respondents DEFINITION OF WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES,' 80 FED. REG. 37,054 (JUNE 29, 2015). STATE OF OHIO, STATE OF MICHIGAN, and STATE OF TENNESSEE (15-3799); STATE OF OKLAHOMA (15-3822); STATE OF ...
Attorney:For STATE OF OHIO, Petitioner (15-3799): Eric E. Murphy, Lee Ann Rabe, Peter T. Reed, Office of the Attorney General of Ohio, Columbus, OH. For STATE OF MICHIGAN, Petitioner (15-3799): Daniel Paul Bock, Office of the Attorney General, Environmental Protection Division, Lansing, MI; S. Peter Manni...
Judge Panel:Before: KEITH, McKEAGUE and GRIFFIN, Circuit Judges. McKEAGUE, J., delivered the order of the court in which GRIFFIN, J., joined. KEITH, J., delivered a separate dissent. KEITH, Circuit Judge, dissenting.
Case Date:October 09, 2015
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
 
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803 F.3d 804 (6th Cir. 2015)

In re: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AND DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FINAL RULE; " CLEAN WATER RULE:

DEFINITION OF WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES," 80 FED. REG. 37,054 (JUNE 29, 2015).

STATE OF OHIO, STATE OF MICHIGAN, and STATE OF TENNESSEE (15-3799); STATE OF OKLAHOMA (15-3822); STATE OF TEXAS, STATE OF LOUISIANA, and STATE OF MISSISSIPPI (15-3853); STATE OF GEORGIA, STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA, STATE OF ALABAMA, STATE OF FLORIDA, STATE OF INDIANA, STATE OF KANSAS, COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY, NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES, STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, STATE OF UTAH, and STATE OF WISCONSIN (15-3887), Petitioners,

v.

UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, et al., Respondents

Nos. 15-3799, 15-3822, 15-3853, 15-3887

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

October 9, 2015

On Petition for Review of a Final Rule from the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Administration. No. EPA-HQ-OW-2011; Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation, No. 135.

For STATE OF OHIO, Petitioner (15-3799): Eric E. Murphy, Lee Ann Rabe, Peter T. Reed, Office of the Attorney General of Ohio, Columbus, OH.

For STATE OF MICHIGAN, Petitioner (15-3799): Daniel Paul Bock, Office of the Attorney General, Environmental Protection Division, Lansing, MI; S. Peter Manning, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of Michigan, Lansing, MI.

For STATE OF TENNESSEE, Petitioner (15-3799): Elizabeth P. McCarter, Office of the Attorney General of Tennessee, Nashville, TN.

For UTILITY WATER ACT GROUP, Intervenor (15-3799): Karma B. Brown, Kristy A. N. Bulleit, Kerry L. McGrath, Andrew Turner, Hunton & Williams, Washington, DC.

For UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, JO-ELLEN DARCY, GINA MCCARTHY, Respondents (15-3799): Jessica O'Donnell, Amy J. Dona, Andrew J. Doyle, U.S. Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division, Washington, DC.

For NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS, Intervenor (15-3799): Timothy S. Bishop, Mayer Brown, Chicago, IL; Michael B. Kimberly, Mayer Brown, Washington, DC; John Quentin Melcher Riegel, National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, DC.

For NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, INC., NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION, Intervenors (15-3799): Jennifer Ann Sorenson, Natural Resources Defense Council, San Francisco, CA.

For ONE HUNDRED MILES, SOUTH CAROLINA COASTAL CONSERVATION LEAGUE, Intervenors (15-3799): Catherine Wannamaker, Southern Environmental Law Center, Charleston, SC; Christopher Kaltman DeScherer, Senior Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center, Charleston, SC; Megan Hinkle, Atlanta, GA.

For WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE, CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY, HUMBOLDT BAYKEEPER, RUSSIAN RIVERKEEPER, MONTEREY COASTKEEPER, SNAKE RIVER WATERKEEPER, UPPER MISSOURI WATERKEEPER, TURTLE ISLAND RESTORATION NETWORK, Intervenors (15-3799): James N. Saul, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, OR.

For PUGET SOUNDKEEPER, SIERRA CLUB, Intervenors (15-3799): Jennifer C. Chavez, Earthjustice, Washington, DC.

For STATE OF NEW YORK, Intervenor (15-3799): Andrew B. Ayers, Philip Bein, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of New York, Albany, NY.

For STATE OF CONNECTICUT, Intervenor (15-3799): Kirsten S. P. Rigney, Office of the Attorney General of Connecticut, Hartford, CT.

For STATE OF HAWAII, Intervenor (15-3799): Edward Grant Bohlen, Office of the Attorney General of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI.

For STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS, Intervenor (15-3799): Seth Schofield, Office of the Attorney General Massachusetts, Boston, MA.

For STATE OF OREGON, Intervenor (15-3799): Lorelei M. Bensel, Oregon Department of Justice, Salem, OR; Paul Garrahan, Oregon Department of Justice, Natural Resources Section, Portland, OR.

For STATE OF VERMONT, Intervenor (15-3799): Scot L. Kline, Office of the Attorney General of Vermont, Montpelier, VT.

For STATE OF WASHINGTON, Intervenor (15-3799): Ronald Lavigne, Office of the Attorney General, Ecology Division, Olympia, WA.

For DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Intervenor (15-3799): Loren L. AliKhan, Office of the Attorney General of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC.

For STATE OF OKLAHOMA, Petitioner (15-3822): P. Clayton Eubanks, Sarah A. Greenwalt, Office of the Attorney General of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK.

For UTILITY WATER ACT GROUP, Intervenor (15-3822): Karma B. Brown, Kristy A. N. Bulleit, Kerry L. McGrath, Andrew Turner, Hunton & Williams, Washington, DC.

For UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, GINA MCCARTHY, JO-ELLEN DARCY, Respondents (15-3822): Jessica O'Donnell, Amy J. Dona, Andrew J. Doyle, U.S. Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division, Washington, DC.

For NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS, Intervenor (15-3822): Timothy S. Bishop, Mayer Brown, Chicago, IL; Michael B. Kimberly, Mayer Brown, Washington, DC; John Quentin Melcher Riegel, National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, DC.

For NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, INC., NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION, SIERRA CLUB, Intervenors (15-3822): Jennifer Ann Sorenson, Natural Resources Defense Council, San Francisco, CA.

For ONE HUNDRED MILES, SOUTH CAROLINA COASTAL CONSERVATION LEAGUE, Intervenors (15-3822): Catherine Wannamaker, Christopher Kaltman DeScherer, Senior Attorney, Southern Environmental Law Center, Charleston, SC; Megan Hinkle, Atlanta, GA.

For WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE, CENTER FOR BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY, HUMBOLDT BAYKEEPER, RUSSIAN RIVERKEEPER, MONTEREY COASTKEEPER, SNAKE RIVER WATERKEEPER, UPPER MISSOURI WATERKEEPER, TURTLE ISLAND RESTORATION NETWORK, Intervenors (15-3822): James N. Saul, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, OR.

For PUGET SOUNDKEEPER, Intervenor (15-3822): Jennifer C. Chavez, Earthjustice, Washington, DC.

For STATE OF NEW YORK, Intervenor (15-3822): Andrew B. Ayers, Philip Bein, Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General of New York, Albany, NY.

For STATE OF CONNECTICUT, Intervenor (15-3822): Kirsten S. P. Rigney, Office of the Attorney General of Connecticut, Hartford, CT.

For STATE OF HAWAII, Intervenor (15-3822): Edward Grant Bohlen, Office of the Attorney General of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI.

For STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS, Intervenor (15-3822): Seth Schofield, Office of the Attorney General Massachusetts, Boston, MA.

For STATE OF OREGON, Intervenor (15-3822): Lorelei M. Bensel, Oregon Department of Justice, Salem, OR; Paul Garrahan, Oregon Department of Justice, Natural Resources Section, Portland, OR.

For STATE OF VERMONT, Intervenor (15-3822): Scot L. Kline, Office of the Attorney General of Vermont, Montpelier, VT.

For STATE OF WASHINGTON, Intervenor (15-3822): Ronald Lavigne, Office of the Attorney General, Ecology Division, Olympia, WA.

For DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, Intervenor (15-3822): Loren L. AliKhan, Office of the Attorney General of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC.

For STATE OF TEXAS, Petitioner (15-3853): Matthew Bryan Miller, Office of the Attorney General of Texas, Austin, TX.

For TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Petitioner (15-3853): Matthew Bryan Miller, Office of the Attorney General of Texas, Austin, TX.

For TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, Petitioner (15-3853): Matthew Bryan Miller, Office of the Attorney General of Texas, Austin, TX.

For TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Petitioner (15-3853): Matthew Bryan Miller, Office of the Attorney General of Texas, Austin, TX.

For TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE, Petitioner (15-3853): Matthew Bryan Miller, Office of the Attorney General of Texas, Austin, TX.

For RAILROAD COMMISSION OF TEXAS, Petitioner (15-3853): Matthew Bryan Miller, Office of the Attorney General of Texas, Austin, TX.

For TEXAS WATER DEVELOPMENT BOARD, Petitioner (15-3853): Matthew Bryan Miller, Office of the Attorney General of Texas, Austin, TX.

For STATE OF LOUISIANA, Petitioner (15-3853): Megan K. Terrell, Office of the Attorney General of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA.

For STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, Petitioner (15-3853): Mary Jo Woods, Office of the Attorney General of Mississippi, Jackson, MS.

For UTILITY WATER ACT GROUP, Intervenor (15-3853): Karma B. Brown, Hunton & Williams, Washington, DC; Kristy A. N. Bulleit, Hunton & Williams, Washington, DC; Kerry L. McGrath, Hunton & Williams, Washington, DC; Andrew Turner, Hunton & Williams, Washington, DC.

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