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Court invalidates 2015 WOTUS rule

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TUCKER, Ga. — The U.S. Court for the Southern District of Texas on Tuesday, May 28, remanded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/Army Corps of Engineers 2015 “Waters of the U.S.” rule that greatly expanded the regulatory reach of the agencies’ authority to thousands of isolated or small (e.g., depressions, ditches, etc.) waters and drainage features.

While several courts have issued injunctions on implementing the rule pending the outcome of several lawsuits, this was the first decision to rule on the legitimacy of the process to finalize the 2015 rule.

The Southern District of Texas decision, to. . .

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