States Sue Over WOTUS
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon Jun 29, 2015 02:40 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Eighteen states wasted no time Monday filing legal challenges to the new federal rule redefining waters of the United States.

EPA's hotly disputed rule under the Clean Water Act was published Monday in the Federal Register. By Monday afternoon, 18 states had filed lawsuits in federal court to challenge the legality of the new rule. The states asked the court to throw out the rule and prevent EPA or the Army Corps of Engineers from enforcing it.

The states filing lawsuits were Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North ...

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