Description: Challenge to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers nationwide permit for bank stabilization projects.
National Wildlife Federation v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 03/14/2016 Memorandum Opinion Download Memorandum opinion issued. The court dismissed the action on standing grounds. 12/22/2014 Complaint Download Amended complaint filed. Three conservation groups challenged the United States Army Corps of Engineers' issuance of a general permit for bank stabilization projects such as bulkheads and sea walls. The complaint was a facial challenge to the permit and also a challenge to a bulkhead in Savannah, Georgia, authorized under the permit. The plaintiffs brought claims under the Clean Water Act, the Rivers and Harbors Appropriation Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and the Endangered Species Act. They alleged, among other things, that the Corps had not considered sea level rise. 10/10/2014 Complaint Download Complaint filed.