Recent decisions on 2015 WOTUS rule

Recent decisions on 2015 WOTUS rule

Two federal district courts recently issued rulings on the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. The rule expanded federal government authority to regulate under the Clean Water Act (CWA). Both courts ruled on procedural issues, making no determination about federal authority to adopt the rule under the CWA.

First, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas held that the Environmental Protection Agency and...

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