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States tout CWA rule delay suits to continue jurisdiction case

March 08, 2018
A group of states is using lawsuits over the Trump Administration's two-year delay on enforcing the 2015 Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction rule as a reason for courts to let them proceed with suits over the Obama-era policy, warning that if the cases are put on hold as EPA seeks, “far-flung courts” will be able to bring the rule back into force. That argument represents a split with the tactics being used by industry groups and the administration itself, which...

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