Democratic State AGs Say Trump CWA Jurisdiction Rule Flawed, Unlawful

November 24, 2020
Democratic attorneys general (AGs) from 17 states and the District of Columbia are urging a federal district court in California to overturn the Trump administration’s Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction rule, arguing the policy is flawed for three independent reasons, or alternatively, that it is unlawful under the Chevron discretion standard. The rule defining waters of the United States (WOTUS) “is invalid under either of the two ‘distinct standards’ that courts apply in reviewing agency regulations: the standard for...

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