Obama-Era Clean Water Act Change Deemed Unlawful, Again

Law360 (August 21, 2019, 10:08 PM EDT) -- A Georgia federal judge on Wednesday said a rule the Obama administration put forth in 2015 to broaden the reach of the Clean Water Act can't pass legal muster, marking the second time a federal judge has said the government must revisit the regulation.

U.S. District Judge Lisa Godbey Wood said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers had overstepped the bounds of the CWA with a rule aimed at clearing up the definition of "waters of the United States" — the term of art that defines the scope of the law.

The agencies' rule tries to assert...

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