31 J. Envtl. L. & Litig. 1 (2015-2016)

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ARTICLES


SURIA M. BAHADUE*



   Justice Ginsburg Is Right: The EPA's Veto

     Authority Under the Clean Water Act Is

 Hardly Reassuring Against Evasive Polluters

 Introduction  ...........................................................................   2
 I.   The Permitting Process of the CWA ............................ 6
      A. Sections 301, 306,402, and 404 of the CWA ..... 6
      B. The Definition of Fill Material .............................. 9
II.   The Permitting Process in the Supreme Court: Coeur
      A laska  .............................................................................. 11
      A . Factual Background  ................................................. 11
      B. Procedural Background ........................................ 12
      C. The Supreme Court's Decision ........................... 14
          1. The Opinion of the Court .............................. 16
          2. Justice Breyer's Concurrence and Justice
            Ginsburg's Dissent .......................................  17
III.  The Veto in the D.C. Circuit: Mingo Logan II ........... 17
      A. Factual Background  ............................................  18
      B. Procedural Background ........................................ 19
      C. The D.C. Circuit Opinion .................. 20
IV.   The Significance and Limitations of Mingo Logan II for
      Coeur Alaska  ..............................................................  22
      A. The Significance of Mingo Logan II ................... 22
      B. The Limitations of Mingo Logan II ................... 24
          1. EPA's Use of its Veto and the CWA's Citizen
            Suit Provision  ..............................................   24

  * J.D. Candidate, Harvard Law School, 2016.

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