Republican States Back DOJ’s Call For High Court Stay Of NWP 12 Vacatur

June 18, 2020
A group of Republican-led states is supporting the Justice Department’s (DOJ) request for the Supreme Court to stay a landmark ruling that vacated the federal permit for constructing new oil and gas pipelines, arguing the permit threatens the nation’s power supply because vital energy infrastructure projects will cost more and take more time to build. Under the ruling from the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana that vacated Clean Water Act nationwide permit 12 (NWP 12) and blocked...


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