Our friends at ICSC have provided the following update on the extremely important Waters of the US (WOTUS).  We want to note up front, however, that this only applies to the 13 states that participated in the lawsuit and California was not one of them:

Yesterday a federal judge in North Dakota granted a preliminary injunction on the WOTUS case.  The timing is important to note because the effective date for WOTUS is today (August 28).

The EPA stated after the ruling that it would not implement the new rules in those 13 states listed in the District of North Dakota ruling — Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

Click here for a press release from Gov. Mead of Wyoming, who along with a few other WGA Governors was instrumental in pushing for the injunction.


Click here for a New York Times article that provides a nice overview of the ruling and the WOTUS process to date.

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