20 States Sue EPA Over Rule Limiting States from Blocking Pipeline and Power Plant Projects
Jul 24, 2020
The 20 states joining the suit include: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
Some suing states claim that the change violates the Clean Water Act and decades of legal decisions and precedents. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring said in a statement that the rule “unlawfully restricts the ability of states like Virginia to even review, let alone impose important conditions and environmental protections, on projects that could cause harm.”
ASME will follow any developments regarding changes to the Clean Water Act and continue to report on the matter in this newsletter.