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- Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds Industry Position; Provides Pathway for Challenges to Improper WOTUS Rule
January 22, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Mining Association (NMA) today welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling on the 509(b) Clean Water Act jurisdictional dispute.
“Today’s unanimous Supreme Court decision provides much needed clarity and affirms our longstanding position that the Clean Water Act empowers the federal district courts, not the courts of appeals, to initially review legal challenges to the Waters of the U.S. Rule,” said NMA President and CEO Hal Quinn. “This win, coupled with the administration’s actions in proposing to repeal the rule and seek input on how to properly define ‘waters of the U.S.,’ puts us one step closer to addressing this deeply problematic rule and the confusion it has created.”