North Dakota and 12 other states have gone to federal court to stop the EPA and the Corps of Engineers from enforcing the new “Waters of the United States” rule.
The suit was filed in federal court in Bismarck.
The plaintiffs say the new rule is federal overreach.
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says the EPA’s new rule is unconstitutional. He says it goes far beyond the intent of the Clean Water act.
“This federal power grab is unnecessary, unlawful and will do nothing to increase water quality in our state,” Stenehjem said at a Capitol news conference.