Last Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) proposed delaying implementation of the rule defining the term “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) for two years. This is one of many moving pieces involving the WOTUS rule at this time, and another step by the agencies under the Trump administration towards maintaining the status quo and ensuring the 2015 rule is not implemented.
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We announced in a September 1, 2015 blog post that a North Dakota federal court stayed the effectiveness of the WOTUS rule on Thursday, August 27, 20015.  North Dakota v. U.S. E.P.A., No. 3:15-cv-59 (D.N.D. Aug. 27, 2015).  This stay applied only in the states that were parties to the North Dakota case, leaving the rule in effect for the rest of the country.
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