15 Mar '17, 10pm

“The Trump administration is trying to avoid having to explain itself in court.” —NRDC’s Jon Devine https://t.co/Ay9qp0StWV

WASHINGTON – The Natural Resources Defense Council and the National Wildlife Federation today asked the Supreme Court to reject a Trump administration effort to indefinitely delay the implementation of the Clean Water Rule while it moves to kill that rule. The groups were joined in this effort by the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League and One Hundred Miles, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center. The administration’s bid, if successful, would enable it to prevent the rule’s safeguards from taking effect for the foreseeable future, without having to explain in ongoing litigation why it is abandoning the science and the law supporting the rule. Such a delay would effectively enable the administration’s plan to undo the rule’s protections, which President Trump kicked off in a February 28 executive order instructing Environmental Protection Agency and th...

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/media/2017/170315-0

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