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Eleventh Circuit Defers to National Park Service’s Wilderness Designation

The Eleventh Circuit has upheld a decision by the National Park Service (“NPS”) to designate certain federal lands in Florida as “wilderness.” Nat’l Parks Conservation Ass’n v. U.S. Dep’t of Interior, No. 14-15326 (11th Cir. Aug. 31, 2016).  The NPS acquired approximately 112,400 acres of additional lands to add to the Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida including approximately...

Eleventh Circuit Declines to Wade into Clean Water Rule

The Eleventh Circuit has declined to decide a case it held to be entirely duplicative of a challenge to the EPA’s and Army Corps of Engineers’ Clean Water Rule making its way through the Sixth Circuit. The plaintiffs in Georgia ex rel. Olens v. McCarthy, 2016 WL 4363130 (11th Cir. Aug. 16, 2016), filed a complaint in the Southern District of Georgia challenging the validity of the rule...