States Urge 10th Circ. To Revive Clean Water Rule Challenge

Law360, New York (July 13, 2016, 5:39 PM EDT) -- A group of nearly 30 states urged the Tenth Circuit on Tuesday to revive the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s challenge to the federal clean water rule, saying the court is not bound by a Sixth Circuit ruling that circuit courts hold jurisdiction over the claims.

In an amicus brief, the 26 states including Ohio, Texas and Florida and three state agencies urged the Tenth Circuit to rule that challenges to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers’ Waters of the United States Rule do not have to follow a recent ruling by the Sixth Circuit that the states say has no...

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