Last week, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in the cases against the Obama Administration’s Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulation. Several of the court cases pending against the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers were consolidated in the 6th Circuit. 

The decision before the court was based on the issue of whether or not the court has jurisdiction to hear the case. The ruling was a split decision, 2-1, with two judges agreeing that the 6th Circuit Court does have jurisdiction. For now, the restriction on the implementation of the WOTUS regulation will remain in place. Additional actions on this case are expected in the 6th Circuit.