Wetlands (including Section 404 Permits)

Irvine & Conner attorneys have represented civic associations or environmental organizations challenging the issuance of a Section 404 permit to fill wetlands. Irvine & Conner attorneys have also advised permit applicants with obtaining a Section 404 permit. (For more information, please also see our section on our permitting-related work). Examples of work include:

  • Charles Irvine and Mary Conner worked with other attorneys in representing homeowners in their challenge to development activities on Galveston Island. The suit was against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its issuance of a Section 404 permit authorizing the fill of wetlands on Galveston.
  • Charles Irvine and Mary Conner worked with other attorneys in representing Sierra Club on its challenge to a Section 404 permit and the development of the Grand Parkway and its cumulative impacts on Addicks and Barker reservoirs.
  • Mary Conner assisted with the representation of a County government, alleging uranium mining operation created a public nuisance and violated the Safe Drinking Water Act for contaminating an underground source of drinking water.