Wednesday Top of the Scroll: 21 state attorneys general sue over new Trump water rule
Attorneys general in 20 states [including California] and the District of Columbia sued the Trump administration on Tuesday, alleging that new federal rules undermine their ability to protect rivers, lakes and streams within their borders. They say that new final rules issued last week by the Environmental Protection Agency alter a practice dating back more than 30 years giving state governments the authority to review, block or put conditions on federally permitted water projects.
- Reuters: California, New York, other states sue U.S. over Trump clean-water rollback
- Courthouse News Service: States fight federal power grab on water quality review
- Bloomberg Law: States sue EPA over water rule, alleging loss of veto power