In the ongoing battle over the scope of the EPA’s jurisdiction of waters of the US (WOTUS), the EPA’s enforcement of its current definition which includes small streams and wetlands has been stopped nationwide by a ruling of the Sixth US Circuit Court of Appeals .
In a prior ruling, the EPA’s definition was stopped in 12 states in which the states’ attorneys general had sued to stop enforcement (Click here). Additional states have joined the battle to block enforcement so that, in all, roughly half the states have blocked enforcement.
The recent ruling stopped enforcement nationwide as the court determines whether it has jurisdiction to consider lawsuits against the EPA’s definition. Click here for more from “The Guardian”.