Aug 20, 2018Waters of US rule reinstated in 26 states
Manufacturers, farmers and other industry groups plan to appeal a federal court decision that reinstated in 26 states an Obama-era rule that defined which waterways are covered by Clean Water Act regulations.
Bloomberg news service reported the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina on Aug. 16 invalidated the Trump administration’s attempt for a two-year nationwide delay of the rule.
According to the Bloomberg account:
“The action means the 2015 waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, or clean water rule, is in effect in more than half the country. In 24 other states the rule remains blocked by two other federal courts pending their review.”