In Early Win For EPA, Judge Says WOTUS Rule ‘Faithfully’ Applies Sackett

June 20, 2024
In an early win for EPA’s defense of its redone rule defining “waters of the United States” (WOTUS), a federal judge has denied a property owner’s bid to quickly block the policy’s implementation, saying it “faithfully conforms” to the Supreme Court’s landmark Sackett decision on the key issue of defining “adjacent” wetlands. In a June 18 order in Robert White v. EPA, et al ., Judge Terrence W. Boyle, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of...

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