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States Urge 11th Circ. To Quickly Remand Water Rule Case

Law360 (February 7, 2018, 4:51 PM EST) -- Ten states on Tuesday asked the Eleventh Circuit to hurry up and transfer a legal challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Rule to federal district court so they can get a faster decision on their bid to halt the rule’s implementation.

The states are seeking to capitalize on the U.S. Supreme Court’s January ruling that legal challenges to the rule, which defines what aquatic bodies qualify as “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act, belong in federal district, not appellate,...
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