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U.S. Judge Blocks Biden Clean Water Rule in 24 States

The rule established protections for seasonal streams and wetlands

A federal judge in North Dakota on Wednesday temporarily blocked implementation of a Biden administration rule establishing protections for seasonal streams and wetlands in 24 states, according to court documents.

U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland granted the states' request for a preliminary injunction prohibiting enforcement of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Waters of the United States rule, which was finalized in December.

In the order, Hovland said the states would "expend unrecoverable resources complying with a rule unlikely to withstand judicial scrutiny."

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