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DOJ urges transfer of CWA jurisdiction rule delay suits

March 08, 2018
The Trump administration is defending its push to transfer and consolidate suits over its two-year delay of the 2015 Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction rule with a challenge to the rule itself pending in Texas, saying environmentalists and Democratic states challenging the delay have shown no legal or pragmatic reason to keep the cases separate. In a March 7 reply brief , the Department of Justice (DOJ) says that despite the delay challengers' insistence that their suits are separate from...

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