NEW YORK (AP) - Eleven Democratic state attorneys general have sued President Donald Trump's administration over its decision to delay implementation of an Obama-era rule that would have expanded the number of wetlands and small waterways protected by the Clean Water Act.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (SHNEYE'-dur-muhn) says last week's decision by the Republican administration to postpone implementation of the 2015 Clean Water Rule for two years is an assault on public health.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has called the rule an overreach that could hurt farmers and ranchers. Mining and industry groups also opposed it.
The lawsuit was filed in New York by Schneiderman and his counterparts in California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington and the District of Columbia. It seeks to stop the government from delaying implementation of the rule.
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