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Trump Administration Faces Revamped Challenge to Water Rule

Dec. 23, 2020, 3:47 PM

Environmental groups seek to bring a new challenge to the Trump administration rule limiting the streams, wetlands, and other bodies of water that get federal protections, according to a filing in a California federal court.

Federal defendants “misconstrued” the Clean Water Act to determine a large portion of the nation’s waters aren’t “waters of the United States,” and therefore, no longer require protection, according to the amended complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Waterkeeper Alliance Inc., Turtle Island Restoration Network, and five other groups say the determination violates the CWA, the National Environmental ...

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