The Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule today has been vacated by a federal judge in Arizona who said allowing it to remain in place wrists “serious environmental harm,” particularly in the air and Southwest.

Referring to the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. District Judge Rosemary Márquez said, “The seriousness of the agencies’ errors in enacting the NWPR, the likelihood that the agencies will alter the NWPR’s definition of ‘waters of the United States,’ and the possibility of serious environmental harm if the NWPR remains in place upon remand, all weigh in favor of remand with vacatur.”

Read the decision>