ND Judge Rules on WOTUS Case

A federal judge in North Dakota is allowing farm groups to intervene in the ongoing legal battle over the Waters of the United States rule. North Dakota Judge Alice Senechal will consider a motion from 24 states for a preliminary injunction. Without the court action, separate lawsuits would likely be filed in each of those 24 states. Earlier in the week, a federal judge in Texas granted an injunction for Texas and Idaho, but denied a motion for a national injunction. The groups allowed to intervene in the North Dakota case include the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Pork Producers Council and others.