Judge Stays Texas WOTUS Litigation Despite State, Industry Opposition

July 11, 2023
A federal district judge in Texas has granted EPA’s request to stay states’ and industry groups’ challenge to the Biden administration’s definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) -- the second court that has agreed to halt pending suits over the rule as officials seek to quickly revise it in light of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Sackett v. EPA . Judge Jeffrey Brown of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas filed a July...

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