April 12, 2023
Today, a District Court put a temporary stop to the EPA’s astounding effort to push states aside and assume control over the nation’s water management. Utah is fighting this new rule that would redefine Waters of the United States (WOTUS.)
In February, AG Reyes joined a coalition of 24 states in a lawsuit against the EPA asking a federal court to vacate the newly published final rule redefining WOTUS and declare it unlawful—West Virginia, Georgia, Iowa and North Dakota were joined in the lawsuit by Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wyoming.
Read a copy of the order here.