About Reed Hopper

Mr. Hopper is a principal attorney in PLF’s Environmental Law Practice Group. He oversees the foundation’s Endangered Species Act Program and PLF’s Clean Water Act Project.

Shameless EPA tries to side-step court order blocking enforcement of controversial Clean Water rule

It is hard to imagine a more blatant display of bureaucratic hubris than the EPA’s handling of its highly disputed rule redefining ” waters of the United States.” The rule was supposed to be a joint effort between the Corps … Continue reading

Plaintiffs file Opposition in Clean Water rule case

Of the more than seventy plaintiffs and ten suits challenging the Corps and EPA’s illicit rule broadening the definition of “waters of the United States,” that federalizes most waters in the Nation and much of the land, PLF represents landowners, … Continue reading

Opposition to Clean Water Act rule continues to build

As the deadline approaches for implementation of the Corps and EPA’s new rule redefining “waters of the United States,” subject to complete control by the federal government under the Clean Water Act, on August 28, we are seeing more and … Continue reading

Corps and EPA clean water rule attacked by . . . the Corps?

We have been reporting on numerous challenges to the Corps and EPA’s new rule redefining “waters of the United States” for weeks, including our own.  More than 10 suits have been filed across the country challenging the rule for violating … Continue reading

PLF challenge to Corps and EPA water rule heats up

When we filed our complaint challenging the Corps and EPA’s extreme redefinition of “waters of the United States” subject to federal control under the Clean Water Act, we noted that more suits would be filed.  So far, at least 10 … Continue reading

PLF sues the Corps and EPA over expansive water rule

Today we filed our complaint in the Federal District Court of Minnesota challenging the Corps and EPA’s extreme rule redefining “waters of the United States” subject to federal control under the Clean Water Act, and other laws. The case is … Continue reading