by Trending Politics News Staff at Trending Politics
A group of 24 states has filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), asserting that a newly implemented environmental regulation is unlawful and would have detrimental effects on their residents.
The lawsuit was filed in a federal court on Thursday. The states claim that the regulation targets farmers and landowners and is in violation of the law.West Virginia, Georgia, Iowa, and North Dakota are leading a group of 24 states in the lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The lawsuit claims that the recently introduced Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation, which was revealed in December, undermines the states’ jurisdiction over water bodies and the surrounding land. The lawsuit specifically targets the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers, who were responsible for approving the regulation.
On Thursday, West Virginia Attorney General Morrisey said, “This new final rule is a decades-long effort by the EPA to regulate purely intrastate waters without the explicit consent of Congress. This is yet another attempt from unelected bureaucrats to expand their own authority by broadly defining Waters of the United States.”
He continued, “This is a textbook case of federal overreach. It’s a crazy rule and…Continue Reading