The National Sea Grant Law Center

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  • Recent News and Events
  • July 1st, 2024
    Don’t Cage Our Oceans: Challenging the Army Corps’ Nationwide Permit for Commercial Finfish Aquaculture
  • In 2022, several environmental advocacy groups sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) for its decision to issue Nationwide Permit (NWP) 56. NWP 56 is a general permit issued by the Corps under the Clean Water Act (CWA) for commercial finfish aquaculture.

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  • June 27th, 2024
    Sackett II and its Ripple Effects: Uncertainty Remains for Developers and Communities
  • In May 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in Sackett v. EPA (2023), also known as Sackett II, significantly curtailing federal regulatory authority for wetlands. The Court adopted a stricter definition of “waters of the United States,” including only those wetlands with a continuous surface connection to traditional interstate navigable waters. This rule has subsequently faced legal challenges.

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  • June 26th, 2024
    Conquering Forever Chemicals: U.S. EPA Regulates PFAS in Nation’s Drinking Water
  • On April 10, 2024, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduced the nation’s first legally enforceable drinking water quality standards to protect against a concerning emerging contaminant, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

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  • June 19th, 2024
    2024 NSGLC Summer Intern Research Projects — Webinar: July 23, 2024 at 3pm (EST)
  • This summer, the NSGLC is hosting three law student interns who are conducting research on an array of topics, including wetlands ordinances, seaweed regulation, and more! In addition, the NSGLC is hosting an undergraduate policy intern participating in the Sea Grant’s Community Engaged Internship. In this webinar, the students will discuss their internship experiences and present findings from their research projects.

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  • June 10th, 2024
    Meet NSGLC 2024 Community Engaged Intern: Mateos Lozano
  • The National Sea Grant Law Center is excited to welcome Mateos Lozano for its Community Engaged Internship (CEI) for the summer of 2024. Mateos is a Public Policy Leadership major at the University of Mississippi.

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  • June 5th, 2024
    Meet NSGLC Summer Research Associate: Collin Dowson
  • The National Sea Grant Law Center is excited to welcome Summer Research Associate — Collin Dowson, a 2L at the Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern University.

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  • June 3rd, 2024
    Meet NSGLC Summer Research Associate: Crystal Lawson
  • The National Sea Grant Law Center is excited to welcome Summer Research Associate — Crystal Lawson, a 3L at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

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  • March 30th, 2024
    Meet NSGLC Summer Research Associate: Patricia McKee
  • The National Sea Grant Law Center is excited to welcome Summer Research Associate — Patricia McKee, a 3L at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.

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  • March 29th, 2024
    Meet NSGLC Summer Research Associate: Cheyanne Sharp
  • The National Sea Grant Law Center is excited to welcome Summer Research Associate — Cheyanne Sharp, a 2L at Stetson University College of Law.

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  • May 9th, 2024
    Plastic Reduction Legislation: A Legal Overview
  • In March, the National Sea Grant Law Center provided its third memorandum on plastic bag legislation to Ohio Sea Grant. Previous memos released in 2018 and 2020 provided overviews on state laws regarding plastic bags and other plastic trash.

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  • April 26th, 2024
    April 2024 Issue of The SandBar Published

  • The April 2024 (volume 23:2) issue of The SandBar has been published. The lead story is "Loper: The Death Knell for Chevron Deference?".

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