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Federal Agencies Keep Failing To Legally Interpret the Clean Water Act

Posted on AllSides March 28th, 2023
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Whether the Clean Water Act gives the federal government the power to regulate dry riverbeds, isolated streams, and land next to wetlands remains clear as mud, as a recent federal court decision illustrates.

This past Monday, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction against the recently finalized clean water regulations issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers.

Judge Jeffrey Vincent Brown found that plaintiffs—the state governments of Texas and Idaho plus a long list of national trade associations—would...

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