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Obama-Era Clean Water Rule Blocked In Texas, Miss. And La.

Law360 (September 13, 2018, 4:00 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge has halted the implementation in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas of an Obama-era rule that defined the reach of the Clean Water Act, saying it doesn't make sense for the states to enforce a rule that may not survive judicial review.

U.S. District Judge George C. Hanks Jr.’s Wednesday order means the three states do not have to abide by the Clean Water Rule, which defines what aquatic bodies qualify as "waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act. But he rejected a request from the...
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Case Information

Case Title

State of Texas et al v. United States Environmental Protection Agency et al

Case Number



Texas Southern

Nature of Suit

899(Other Statutes: Administrative Procedures Act/Review or Appeal of Agency Decision)


Judge George C. Hanks, Jr

Date Filed

June 29, 2015


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