Category Archives: Clean Water Act

Federal Court stays Waters of U.S. Rule nationwide – decision may soon be overturned

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in a 2-1 decision, stayed the implementation of the “Clean Water Rule” (Waters of U.S. Rule) nationwide finding that the petitioners have a substantial likelihood of success to win the case. … Continue reading

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Update: AG Schimel challenges EPA’s decision to partially enforce enjoined Waters of U.S. Rule

Brad Schimel has declared that his office will challenge the EPA’s decision to move forward enforcing the enjoined Waters of the U.S. rule in 37 states.  On Thursday, August 27, the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota … Continue reading

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White House and EPA at odds with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over new “Waters of the U.S.” rule

After months of the Obama Administration and EPA arguing the new Waters of the United States rule (for our earlier story on the rule click here) as scientifically and legally sound, a series of memos from the Army Corps of … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Attorney General Sues EPA Over “Waters of US” Rule

Attorney General Brad Schimel announced that Wisconsin has joined eight other states suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to strike down EPA’s new Waters of the United States rule. The suit was filed in … Continue reading

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EPA Issues “Waters of the United States” Final Rule

Last Wednesday, (May 27, 2015) the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its finalized Waters of the United States rule just over a year after it released its proposed rule. This rule was proposed to clarify the EPA’s jurisdiction over the … Continue reading

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