'I am rather stuck': Justices slog through WOTUS arguments.

A big question loomed at the Supreme Court today as the justices heard arguments over which court - federal appeals courts or district courts - would handle challenges to the Obama administration's contentious Waters of the U.S. rule. Should the Clean Water Act be interpreted functionally or literally?

A big question loomed at the Supreme Court today as the justices heard arguments over which court — federal appeals courts or district courts — would handle challenges to the Obama administration's contentious Waters of the U.S. rule.

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Justices tee up arguments in water wars, rebuff Blankenship.

The Supreme Court today said it will hold oral arguments in two major battles among states over water rights.

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Justices wade into water rule, show interest in Virginia mining.

The Supreme Court today asked for the Trump administration's views on Virginia's moratorium on uranium mining, a sign that justices are interested in a mining company's plea to overturn the ban.

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Experts vexed by Pruitt bid to cut DOJ's Superfund pay.

A Trump administration plan to zero out U.S. EPA funding that goes to the Justice Department for litigating Superfund cases puzzled many experts in environmental policy.

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GOP capitalizes on Trump admin to push legal reform bills.

Republicans are taking advantage of a new administration that's likely to be friendlier to their efforts to push a number of bills aimed at reforming the legal system.

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D.C. Circuit rejects EPA methane rule delay.

A federal appeals court today vacated the Trump administration's decision to delay an Obama-era U.S. EPA rule curbing methane emissions from new oil and gas operations.

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How a 1992 high court ruling eroded regulatory might.

It was 25 years ago this week that the Supreme Court found a South Carolina beach-erosion regulation amounted to a taking of private property.

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Justices decline mine spill, air pollution cases.

The Supreme Court today declined to add two environmental cases to its docket for the fall term.

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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

The political, media, and community response to our Fractured investigation

From a media blitz to calls for statewide drilling bans, here's a look at the fallout and impacts so far from EHN's investigation of western Pennsylvania fracking impacts.

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