Environmentalists Push To Dump Trump Water Rule

Law360 (May 24, 2021, 5:02 PM EDT) -- Environmental groups urged a South Carolina federal court to nix a Trump-era rule redefining the Clean Water Act's jurisdiction to limit what is considered a protected body of water, arguing that the rule and its "irrational outcomes" are the epitome of arbitrary and capricious rulemaking.

South Carolina Coastal Conservation League, Clean Water Action, Defenders of Wildlife and nearly a dozen other environmental groups challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers' new Navigable Waters Protection rule urged a Palmetto State federal court Friday to vacate the rule. The challengers told the court there is no time to...

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