Attorneys General urge EPA to abolish WOTUS
Attorneys General in two-dozen states have written to the EPA urging the agency to permanently abolish the embattled 2015 Waters of the United States rule. The letter says the “WOTUS” rule violates the Clean Water Act, the Administrative Procedure Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and the U.S. Constitution, and conflicts with decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court. It asks the EPA to enforce pre-existing rules until “more concise language can be adopted.
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley says the rule, which has been challenged in court by the state of Missouri, threatened the livelihood of Missouri farmers because of its overreach.