API v. Leavitt

Date: August 11, 2011

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

The NFIB Legal Center has urged the U.S. District Court to invalidate an oil spill rule that EPA promulgated in 2002.  The Legal Center argues that the regulation exceeds EPA’s authority under the Clean Water Act because it conflicts with the historical meaning of navigable waters. The regulation asserts EPA authority over waters that are neither navigable nor adjacent to and inseparably bound up with navigable waters. 

Status:  DECIDED.  Amicus brief filed in support of API 12/23/04.  Court rejected EPA’s rule and remanded for additional analysis and rulemaking.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Subscribe For Free News And Tips

Enter your email to get FREE small business insights. Learn more


Do you use a CRM to manage customer information?

Yes, I use a CRM. - ( 216 votes )

CRM? I use Excel. - ( 115 votes )

Excel? I use paper and pencil! - ( 38 votes )

No, I don't use any CRM system. - ( 145 votes )