Waters of U.S. Case on Hold Until U.S. Supreme Court Weighs In

In May 2015 Obama’s rogue Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) along with the Obama U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a finalized rule clarifying what “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) means vis a vis what can be regulated under the federal Clean Water Act (see EPA Power Grab: Redefines Waters of the U.S. to Include Everything). Essentially the rule change redefines everything down to muddle puddles (we’re not exaggerating) as subject to the federal Clean Water Act. In October 2015 a federal judge stopped WOTUS from going into effect, while it’s litigated (see Sixth Circuit Court Stops EPA from Implementing WOTUS Anywhere). It took a year, but in November 31 states along with other entities filed briefs with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals opposing the rule (see 31 States Ask Court to Dump Obama WOTUS Rule as Unconstitutional). Right after that, 21 U.S. Senators and 67 House of Representatives members (Congresspersons) filed a “friend of the court” (amicus) brief urging the court to vacate the EPA’s WOTUS rule (see 21 Senators, 67 Representatives Join Case Against EPA WOTUS Rule). However, the 6th Circuit Court hearing the case has temporarily stopped the case, until the U.S. Supreme Court decides if the 6th Circuit has the right to be the court hearing the case…

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