Late last week a US federal appeals court blocked an EPA regulation that would bring even more waterways & wetlands under their jurisdiction. Eighteen states are currently challenging the regulations who say, as well as others, that the new regulations are a federal intrusion upon states’ rights.
“The order, issued on a 2-1 vote from the Cincinnati-based Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was a preliminary boost for a group of 18 states that challenged the EPA regulation. The rule seeks to bring smaller bodies of water at the outer edges of watersheds under the Clean Water Act and was issued jointly with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.”
Read the entire article, U.S. Appeals Court Blocks EPA Water Rule Nationwide, WSJ 10/9/15 (subscription may be required)