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Court blocks Obama CWA rule in three southern states

September 13, 2018
A federal judge in Texas has blocked enforcement of EPA's 2015 Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction rule in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, granting a request from the states to block its implementation but rejecting their request for a nationwide order in lieu of a state-specific one. Judge George C. Hanks Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, issued the Sept. 12 order blocking implementation of the rule in linked challenges brought by states and a...

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