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State A-G’s Sue EPA Over WOTUS

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen and attorneys general from 23 other states filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration’s Waters of the U.S. Rule. The group says the EPA’s WOTUS rule “goes beyond the power Congress delegated in the Clean Water Act, raises serious constitutional concerns, and runs roughshod over the Administrative Procedures Act. Knudsen says, “The administration’s water rule limits the use of land and violates the law and U.S. Constitution. The EPA greatly overstepped its authority by trying to claim jurisdiction over land and water not connected to any navigable water.” The attorneys general say they’re fighting to protect farm and ranching operations, mining and energy workers, and infrastructure and housing projects across Montana and the entire country that will be harmed if this overreaching and unconstitutional rule takes effect. Montana and the other states will motion for a preliminary injunction to stop the rule while it’s under litigation.

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1 comment

Slackedr06 February 20, 2023 at 9:17 am

What sort of Orwellian world do we live in when the government under color of law deems any mud hole a “Navigable water of the US?” I have never seen a farmer use a row boat in any low spot very temporary mud hole on his or her property, have you? I’ve never seen any powered boat of any kind that could haul freight in any of them either. Good for the AGs. The problem is there should be no need for this court action to stop the steal of authority over land one supposedly owns. I doubt George Orwell could have imagined such nonsense even in his book 1984 that was so right on describing our modern Marxicrats.


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