Court Blocks WOTUS In Two States But Rejects Call For National Injunction

March 20, 2023
A federal judge has blocked the Biden administration’s rule defining Waters of the United States (WOTUS) from taking effect in Texas and Idaho, backing requests from the two states to enjoin the rule while rejecting calls from a broad coalition of industry groups to grant a nationwide injunction. “The conclusory and speculative allegations in the [industry] Associations’ declarations simply do not show that they or their members face irreparable harm,” Judge Jeffrey Brown of the U.S. District Court for the...

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