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DOJ, Energy Sector Seek To Stay Landmark Ruling Blocking Pipeline Permit

May 21, 2020
The Justice Department (DOJ) and the energy industry are asking an appellate court to stay the landmark district court ruling that vacated the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) general permit for constructing pipelines, with DOJ and industry citing numerous alleged errors in the lower court’s ruling that they say are likely to be overturned on the merits. A stay of the vacatur pending appeal is “plainly warranted” because the Army Corps of Engineers is likely to succeed in its appeal,...

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