The White House wants to move the court fight against the Obama administration’s Waters of the U.S. rule to Texas.
It’s what Politico’s Morning Energy report indicated on Thursday.
“TRUMP ADMIN WANTS WOTUS WAR IN TEXAS: With the fight over the Obama administration’s Waters of the U.S. rule now taking place in district court, the Trump administration is pushing to move the war to industry’s preferred battleground: the Southern District of Texas. In a court filing Wednesday, Trump’s Justice Department asked a New York District Court judge to move the case challenging EPA’s recent delay of the Obama-era regulation, filed last week by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and fellow Democratic AGs, to the Texas court, where a powerful coalition of industry groups filed its case.
Meanwhile, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals greased the skids for 10 Republican attorneys general to seek their own preliminary injunction by agreeing to send the case back to district court, even though the Supreme Court’s decision requiring such a move hadn’t yet been finalized.”