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Coastal state attorneys general file lawsuit over WOTUS

Coalition of 12 attorneys general say EPA was wrong to suspend 2015 waters of the U.S. rule.

A coalition of 12 attorneys general filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) over their decision to suspend the 2015 clean water rule. The lawsuit claims that the water rule was developed using a science-based approach to clarify the definition of “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS)  in the federal Clean Water Act. Federal law prohibits the discharge of pollutants into "waters of the U.S."

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