(THE HILL) – The Supreme Court rebukes the Trump Administration and will not stop a case concerning President Obama’s Clean Water Rule or otherwise known as Waters of the U.S.
Justices made the decision Monday offering no explanation.
The White House opposes the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers’ rule and asked the court to hold off on the case while the agencies formally consider repealing it.
The rule asserted federal power over small waterways such as streams and wetlands to protect them from pollution. It remains on hold after a federal appeals court in 2015 put a judicial stay on the measure while it is litigated.
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