Tribes seek to defend EPA’s WQS rule

July 2, 2024
A coalition of tribes is seeking to intervene on behalf of EPA in Republican states’ challenge to the agency’s rule requiring consideration of tribal fishing and other treaty rights when setting water quality standards (WQS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA). Earthjustice filed a June 28 motion to intervene on behalf of seven tribal nations in the suit Idaho, et al., v. EPA, et al. , in the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota, in defense of...

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