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Dale Mullen Discusses Impact of Supreme Court Pass on Chesapeake Bay Blueprint

March 8, 2016

A March 7 Law360 article titled “High Court's Pass On Chesapeake Plan May Embolden EPA” quotes McGuireWoods partner Dale Mullen on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to overturn a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency pollution control plan for the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Mullen says, in quoted and paraphrased material, that this plan and the recent Clean Water Rule are attempts by the EPA to expand its authority under the Clean Water Act into other areas of land use. He says he believes the federal agency will continue to try to regulate activities previously viewed as strictly state or local functions. Subscribers can read the full text of the article online.