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January 2009 – Lisa P. Jackson Appointed EPA Director

Lisa P. Jackson Appointed Administrator of EPA Lisa P. Jackson has been appointed by President Obama as the Director of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.  She has set her agenda and as her first official act, she sent out the following letter: MEMORANDUM DATE:        January 23, 2009 TO:            All EPA Employees FROM:       Lisa P.

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January 2009 – DECISION:  National Cotton Council of America  v. EPA

You may be interested in the attached decision out of the Sixth Circuit, National Cotton Council v. EPA, 2009 WL 30292 (6th Cir. Jan. 7, 2009), which held that NPDES permits are required for applications of aquatic pesticides in and around rivers, lakes, and other waterbodies. This decision affects, among others, farmers, land managers, and developers who routinely use the