North Dakota judge clarifies 13-state WOTUS ruling

Judge says ruling in 13-state Waters of the U.S. case applies only to those states, not nationwide

A Handbook for Ranch ManagersFar from the perfect solution but better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. — jtl, 419

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The judge who last week granted a preliminary injunction against the Waters of the U.S. rule in a case brought by 13 states said Friday that the injunction only applies to those states, not nationwide.

Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual The case prevented the rule, which outlines what waters are “waters of the United States” and can be regulated under the Clean Water Act, from taking effect in the 13 states – North Dakota, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, South Dakota, Wyoming and New Mexico.

It was effective in all other states Aug. 28.

Judge says ruling in 13-state Waters of the U.S. case applies only to those states, not nationwide
Judge says ruling in 13-state Waters of the U.S. case applies only to those states, not nationwide

Environmental & Natural Resource Economics: The Austrian ViewAccording to an Associated Press report, judge Ralph Erickson said in the decision that “Because there are competing sovereign interests and competing judicial rulings, the court declines to extend the preliminary injunction at issue beyond the entities actually before it.”

Combat Shooter's Handbook Reconnaissance Marine MCI 03.32f: Marine Corps Institute The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other MisfitsThat decision is in line with the EPA’s position that the rule would continue on in the states that were not listed in that particular suit.

The Essence of Liberty: Volume I: Liberty and History: The Rise and Fall of the Noble Experiment with Constitutionally Limited Government (Liberty and ... Limited Government) (Volume 1)  The Essence of Liberty: Volume II: The Economics of Liberty (Volume 2) The Essence of Liberty: Volume III: A Universal Philosophy of Political Economy (Liberty: A Universal Political Ethic) (Volume 3)Related: Tax dollars and the Waters of the U.S.

Other lawsuits were also considered, including one in West Virginia where the judge declined to block the rule. In another suit last week, a Georgia District Court judge declined to rule in a case with 11 states as plaintiffs, saying she lacked jurisdiction.

The rule has received criticism from farm groups concerned that it creates more ambiguity in the Clean Water Act, and that it may impede agricultural activities, requiring additional permitting and creating confusion.

Supporters say the rule creates stronger protections for U.S. water quality.

For more, read the AP report, Judge: Injunction against water rule limited to 13 states

A Handbook for Ranch ManagersA Handbook for Ranch Managers.  In keeping with the “holistic” idea that the land, the livestock, the people and the money should be viewed as a single integrated whole: Part I deals with the management of the natural resources. Part II covers livestock production and Part III deals with the people and the money. Not only would this book make an excellent basic text for a university program in Ranch Management, no professional ranch manager’s reference bookshelf should be without it. It is a comprehensive reference manual for managing the working ranch. The information in the appendices and extensive bibliography alone is worth the price of the book.

You might also be interested in the supplement to this Handbook: Planned Grazing: A Study Guide and Reference Manual.

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