Drinking water photo from the Ohio Governor’s Office. A federal judge in North Dakota last Wednesday blocked in 24 states the Biden administration’s newly effective definition of waters that can be regulated under the Clean Water Act.

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland, a George W. Bush appointee on retired status in the North Dakota District, issued a preliminary injunction in a case two dozen Republican state attorneys general brought against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers.

The ruling for now blocks enforcement of a rule to expand what the EPA could consider “waters of the United […]

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The Biden rule to legally define waters of the United States has been deeply unpopular with farmers and ranchers, many of whom view it as federal overreach onto private lands. (Getty Images) A federal judge in North Dakota on Wednesday blocked in 24 states the Biden administration’s newly effective definition of waters that can be regulated under the Clean Water Act.

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland, a George W. Bush appointee on retired status in the North Dakota District, issued a preliminary injunction in a case two dozen Republican state attorneys general brought against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and […]

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