EPA Drops Bid To Revive CWA Rule Delay, Cementing National ‘Patchwork’

March 8, 2019
EPA has voluntarily withdrawn its appeals of federal district court rulings striking down its delay of the Obama-era Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction rule, cementing for now a nationwide “patchwork” of regulations on the law’s scope that will persist until the White House finalizes a policy to repeal or replace the 2015 jurisdiction rule. EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers filed motions on March 8 to voluntarily dismiss their two pending appeals of cases where district judges struck down...

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