Schneiderman suing feds over Clean Water Act suspension
Feb 01, 2018 12:14 pm
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a multi-state lawsuit against the federal government Feb. 1, after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers suspended the Clean Water Rule for two years. “The Trump Administration’s suspension of the Clean Water Rule threatens to eliminate protections for millions of miles of streams and acres of wetlands across the country," Schneiderman was quoted in a press release. "Make no mistake: abandoning the Clean Water Rule will mean pollution, flooding, and harm to fish and wildlife in New York and across the country — undermining decades of work to protect and enhance our water resources. It will also force states like New York to spend more to clean up the pollution from upstream states that refuse to properly safeguard their waters." As of Dec. 26, Schneiderman had filed 100 legal or administrative actions against the Trump administration or congressional Republicans.