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Clean Water Rule

H.R. 7194

ELR Congressional Update

Puget Soundkeeper Alliance v. Wheeler

ELR Case

A district court vacated nationwide the Applicability Date Rule, which suspended the effect of the Clean Water Rule until February 2020 and required agencies in the interim to apply the pre-Clean Water Rule definition of "waters of the...

North Dakota v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

A North Dakota district court enjoined in Iowa the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which clarifies the definition of "waters of the United States" that are protected under the CWA. The governor of Iowa sought an order from the court expressly...

Texas v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

ELR Case

A district court granted Texas' motion to preliminarily enjoin the 2015 Clean Water Rule in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. The state argued that implementing the rule would require it to spend significant time and taxpayer resources...

South Carolina Coastal Conservation League v. Pruitt

ELR Case

A district court ruled in favor of environmental groups' challenge EPA's rule suspending the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule (WOTUS Rule), and enjoined the suspension rule nationwide. The groups argued that the suspension rule...

Georgia v. Pruitt

ELR Case

A district court granted 11 states' motion to preliminarily enjoin EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from implementing the "waters of the United States" rule, also known as the WOTUS rule or Clean Water Rule. The states...

New York v. Pruitt

ELR Case

A district court denied the U.S. government's request to transfer to the Southern District of Texas two cases challenging the Trump Administration's delay of the Clean Water Rule. One lawsuit was brought by the state of New York, and...

82 FR 12532

ELR Federal Agency Update