"‘It’s Time To Start Suing’: States Tee Up Next WOTUS War"

"Red states are preparing to slug it out in the courts over one of the Biden administration’s signature environmental rules.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Wednesday he filed a challenge against the new EPA and Army Corps of Engineers definition of which waterways and wetlands are subject to federal permitting requirements.

“Legal action is necessary to curtail this Administration’s continued intrusion into the rights of Texans and our ability to control our own natural resources,” Paxton said in a news release. “I’m proud to file this lawsuit challenging Biden’s WOTUS rule and remain committed to pushing back against the Biden Administration’s radical climate agenda.”"

Pamela King and Ellie Borst report for E&E News January 18, 2023.

Source: E&E News, 01/19/2023