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WOTUS Executive Order Expected

The WOTUS rule finalized by President Barack Obama’s EPA continues to be tied up in federal court. Sometime this year the U.S. Supreme Court will be considering whether the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati erred in ruling it has jurisdiction on a multitude of legal challenges to the rule.

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