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Court Upholds Trump Water Rule

The U.S. District Court of South Carolina last week dismissed a challenge to the Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule, which in 2020 replaced the Obama administration’s controversial 2015 Waters of the United States rule known by the acronym WOTUS.
The Biden administration announced its intentions to revise the definition of waters of the U.S. under the Clean Water Act on June 9, with the Department of Justice filing a motion requesting remand of the Trump rule.
Led by the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League, the environmental groups asked the court to vacate the Navigable Waters Protection Rule based on what they said were the indisputable facts, including lost protection for waters.
That would have eliminated the Trump rule and allowed the WOTUS rule to remain in effect. The court’s decision allows the Trump rule to remain in effect until the Biden administration finalizes a new rule.
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