6th Circ. Will Decide Fate Of Feds' Clean Water Rule

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (February 22, 2016, 12:57 PM EST) -- The Sixth Circuit said Monday it will hear challenges to a controversial rule redefining the federal government's jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act, a blow to industry and environmental groups that wanted to fight the battle at the district court level.

The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers were facing battles in nearly 20 different federal district court over the Waters of the U.S. rule when the Sixth Circuit decided it had jurisdiction to take up the challenge. (Credit: AP) Those groups, including the Center for Biological Diversity and the Utility Water Act Group, had argued it would be better if...

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