Environmental Law & Policy Alerts – Update from Somach Simmons & Dunn

June 4, 2019

District Court Remands WOTUS Rule to Federal Agencies in Texas v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A federal district court in Texas remanded the Obama-era rule defining “waters of the United States,” commonly referred to as “WOTUS,” to the federal agencies that published the rule.  The district court remanded the WOTUS rule based on a violation of the Administrative Procedure Act, and in doing so did not directly evaluate the rule’s merits…. Read MoreWritten by Lauren D. Bernadett