U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

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Case dismissed

November 16, 2020

Upon consideration of the appellants’ unopposed motion to dismiss appeal pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 42(b), the court granted the motion and dismissed the appeal.

U.S. Chamber files amicus brief

July 01, 2020

The U.S. Chamber and industry groups filed an amicus brief addressing the new “functional equivalent” test for determining whether a discharge is covered by the Clean Water Act’s national pollution discharge elimination system permit program and urging the Fourth Circuit to remand case involving cleaned up pipeline leak to the district court for further factual development. Elbert Lin of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP served as co-counsel for the amici.

Previously, the U.S. Chamber filed coalition amicus briefs in support of certiorari in the Supreme Court and rehearing en banc in the Fourth Circuit.

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