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Judge Blocks 2015 CWA Rule In Oregon, Reconfiguring National ‘Patchwork’

July 18, 2019
A federal judge in Oregon has granted an agriculture group’s request to stay implementation of the Obama-era Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction rule in the state, agreeing that the members of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association would be irreparably harmed by the rule and increasing to 27 the number of states where the rule has been blocked completely. Judge Michael W. Mosman of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon approved the request for a preliminary injunction during a...

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