States sue EPA over water rule

States sue EPA over water rule

Supreme Court likely must decide fate of water rule, with more than half of states filing suit.

STATES loaded their litigation ammunition last week after the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officially published their waters of the U.S. rule in the Federal Register.

In four different district courts, a total of 27 states have challenged the water rule that was finalized in May, saying it violates the Clean Water Act, the Administrative Procedure Act and the U.S. Constitution and usurps the states' primar

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