Clean Water Rule

Eleventh Circuit Staying Out of WOTUS Fight, Disappointing Foes

In a blow to opponents of the controversial Clean Water Rule (CWR), a federal appeals court panel in Atlanta said it would be a “colossal waste of judicial resources” for it to get involved in the ongoing legal challenge to the rule, deferring the case to an appeals court in Cincinnati.

August 17, 2016

DOJ Scrambles, Asks Court to Stay Water Rule After Panel Denies Centralization

The Obama administration appears to have started a complex process of asking district courts across the nation — beginning in North Dakota on Tuesday — to halt proceedings over the controversial Clean Water Rule (CWR), thereby giving the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth District in Cincinnati time to decide whether it has jurisdiction over a multitude of legal challenges.

October 14, 2015