Clean Water Rule lawsuit includes New Mexico

New Mexico is among thirteen states suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over its updated Clean Water Rule. The lawsuit filed this week, claims the rule amounts to a power grab by the federal government, seeking greater control over state and local waters. However, at the Center for Biological Diversity, Brett Hartl sees it differently. His group is concerned the updated Clean Water Rule actually removes protections for some waterways. Hartl, the center’s endangered species policy director, is concerned the states are trying to further diminish the rule.