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Enviro-Mich message from "Anne Woiwode" <Anne.Woiwode@sierraclub.org>
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>From the Environmental Law Institute:

For Immediate Release
Release Date: 9/01/06, 11 a.m.
 
National Wetlands Dialogue: Making Sense of Rapanos v. United States
 
Given the U.S. Supreme Court's recent failure in Rapanos v. United
States to carve out a definitive rule on what constitutes jurisdictional
wetlands, the current edition of the National Wetlands Newsletter(r)
(September/October 2006) offers much-needed insight and analysis on the
decision. This particular issue should prove quite valuable to
environmental practitioners as they eagerly await guidance on the matter
from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers.
 
David Urban of Land and Water Resources, Inc., examines what Rapanos may
mean for mitigation bankers, while Tom Ward from the National
Association of Home Builders provides a land developer's perspective.
Jon Kusler and Jeanne Christie, Association of State Wetlands Managers,
Inc., offer guidance on how states should respond to Rapanos, while Ed
Thomas, a noted floodplain manager, looks at how hydrology can be useful
in demonstrating the way wetlands impact water quality.
 
Other contributors include Jim Murphy with the National Wildlife
Federation and Mark Moller at the Cato Institute.
 
"While many of the contributors to this issue differ as to the end
result in Rapanos, much like the Justices they seek to analyze, each
article offers unique insight as to what the decision means for wetlands
and provides thoughtful guidance on how we should respond in the
future," said NWN Editor Rachel Jean-Baptiste.
 
A sample article is available for download in PDF format at www.eli.org.
 
For more than two decades, the nationally recognized National Wetlands
Newsletter has been a widely read and respected journal on wetlands,
floodplains, and coastal water resources. The newsletter, published by
the highly respected Environmental Law Institute(r), analyzes the latest
topics in wetland regulation, policy, science, and management through
feature articles written by local, national, and international experts
from a variety of perspectives.
 
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For more information on National Wetlands Newsletter, and the articles
contained in the September/October 2006 issue, please contact:
 
Rachel Jean-Baptiste
Editor, NWN
202-558-3101
jean-baptiste@eli.org
 
John R. Thompson
Director, Marketing and Communications
Environmental Law Institute
202-939-3833
thompson@eli.org
 
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2000 L Street, NW , Suite 620, Washington, DC 20036    www.eli.org
 
 


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