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Critics Eye Suits On TSCA Evaluations But 'Murky' Law Complicates Strategy

Environmentalists are raising a litany of legal concerns with the Trump EPA's efforts to evaluate the first 10 existing chemicals reviewed as part of the new Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) program, but a “murky” situation in the recently-revised statute is complicating their strategy of when and how to challenge the evaluations.

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GAO clears Pruitt of 'lobbying' claim on CWA jurisdiction rule video

The congressional watchdog says former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt did not violate an anti-lobbying law by appearing in an industry video to boost support for repealing the Obama-era water rule.

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Judge Urged To Stay Decision Reviving CWA Jurisdiction Rule In 26 States

A coalition of industry groups is calling on the judge who reinstated the Obama-era Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction rule in 26 states to stay his decision while the organizations pursue an appeal, as they plan to argue for either overturning the order or limiting the decision's scope to an unspecified smaller number of states.

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Industry, States Rush To Limit Scope Of Decision Reviving 2015 CWA Rule

Industry groups and states opposed to the 2015 Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction rule are scrambling to contain the federal district court decision that scrapped the Trump EPA's attempt to delay its enforcement in 26 states, with critics appealing the order and urging other courts to block the rule's enforcement.

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Judge Scraps CWA Rule Delay, Reviving Obama-Era Standard In 26 States

A federal district judge has scrapped EPA's two-year delay on implementing the Obama-era Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction standard, backing environmentalists' claim that the delay violated Administrative Procedure Act (APA) notice-and-comment requirements and reinstating the 2015 jurisdiction standard in 26 states.

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'Supplemental' CWA Rule Repeal Draws Attacks Over Factual, Legal Basis

Opponents of EPA's plan to repeal the Obama-era Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction rule are attacking the agency's “supplemental” proposal that aims to further justify the effort, arguing that there are major flaws in the factual and legal basis for the repeal and warning that undoing the existing policy will create regulatory uncertainty.

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EPA defends deferral on merits of 2015 CWA rule's protections

EPA says there was no need to consider how its delay of the 2015 jurisdiction rule would affect the environment, because the delay was not a decision on how to apply the water law in the “long term.”

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States urge Ohio district court to block Obama-era CWA rule enforcement

Three GOP-led states say their opponents, including the Trump administration, have failed to make a case opposing a judicial stay of the 2015 jurisdiction rule.

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Small businesses, local governments defend CWA rule's clarity

New briefs from small business owners and state and local elected officials argue that the Obama-era jurisdiction rule is clear and deserves deference as a reasonable interpretation of complex science.

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EPA Faces Push-Back On Bid To Sideline CWA Rule Merits In Litigation

Environmentalists and states are renewing their attacks on EPA's refusal to consider the merits of the 2015 Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction rule in suits that target both the rule itself and the delay on its enforcement, urging courts to reject the administration's claims that the legality of the Obama-era standard is irrelevant until its final repeal.

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