`Open fields' leads to conviction
- GOING WITH THE FLOW. Savage, David G. // ABA Journal;Feb2006, Vol. 92 Issue 2, p18
This article analyzes the case John Rapanos v. United States, the first major environmental dispute on wetlands to come before the U.S. Supreme Court under Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. on February 21, 2006. It presents a brief background on the Clean Water Act. The facts of the case has...
- US Struggles to Clear Up Confusion Left in the Wake of Rapanos. Sponberg, Adrienne Froelich // BioScience;Mar2009, Vol. 59 Issue 3, p206
The article discusses a settlement that has been reached following the U.S. Supreme Court's split decision concerning the extent of protection for wetlands and streams under the nation's Clean Water Act (CWA) in relation to the actions of Michigan developer John Rapanos. He has been ordered to...
- Criminal Conviction of Wetlands Owner Under CWA Is Upheld. Stiegler, Mayo H. // Journal: American Water Works Association;Feb2004, Vol. 96 Issue 2, p31
Provides information on the case, U.S. versus Rapanos which upheld the conviction of John Rapanos of filling in wetlands in violation of the Clean Water Act. Violation committed by Rapanos; Factors cited in the U.S. Supreme Court decision which led to the conviction.
- John Rapanos Pays Fine. // National Wetlands Newsletter;Mar/Apr2009, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p22
The article reports on the decision of developer John Rapanos to agree to pay $150,000 civil penalty and $750,000 to restore 54 acres wetland of Michigan. The agreement was the result of the 2006 U.S. Supreme Court case Rapanos v. United States which has left many unresolved issues of...
- Supreme Court Negligent in Wetlands Cases. Kilpatrick, James J. // Human Events;4/26/2004, Vol. 60 Issue 14, p18
Focuses on the refusal of the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the cases from Maryland, Virginia, and Michigan under the Clean Water Act no April 5, 2004. Consequences of the action made by the Supreme Court on the Michigan case; Crime committed by John Rapanos in the Michigan case; Facts of the...
- Courts Finally Reining In Clean Water Act. Kilpatrick, James J. // Human Events;3/25/2002, Vol. 58 Issue 12, p15
Comments on the regulation of commercial development of a nondescript piece of land in the U.S. Meaning of a navigable water; Lawsuit against John Rapanos in line with the Clean Water Act.
- Remote Control. Shanoff, Barry // Waste Age;Dec2003, Vol. 34 Issue 12, p12
Discusses the ruling of a U.S. federal court on a case regarding the need for a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before depositing fill materials in wetlands. Facts of the case involving wetland owner John Rapanos; Reason behind the ruling of the court; Arguments presented by Rapanos.
- Federal wetlands regulation: flipping the migratory bird? Bromby, Craig A. // Business North Carolina;Jun2004, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p94
Presents information on federal wetlands regulations in the U.S. Details of the Clean Water Act; Definition of wetlands; Plan of the Solid Waste Authority of Northern Cook County to establish a landfill in a former gravel pit in Cook County, Illinois; Discussion on the Migratory Bird Rule.
- UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT. Lahner, John // University of Denver Water Law Review;Spring2012, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p537
The article discusses the court case United States v. Donovan which deals with removal of material used by Donovan to fill wetlands. It states that David H. Donovan had filled three-quarters of an acre of wetlands and refused to remove the fill material from his land. It indicates that the U.S....