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13 states ask judge to delay WOTUS rule

Thirteen states led by North Dakota asked a federal judge on Monday to delay the Clean Water Rule, also known as the Waters of the United States rule, that is scheduled to go into effect on August 28, the Associated Press reported.

The rule was written jointly by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army of Corps of Engineers, but many farm groups have objected to it.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy has said she expects the rule to go into effect as scheduled, but an EPA official told the AP that the agency is reviewing the motion for a preliminary injunction. F

–Editor’s note: see an in-depth report on memos from the Army Corps expressing concern over the EPA’s Clean Water Rule here.

–The Hagstrom Report