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Missouri governor and AG to announce lawsuit against Biden administration


On Thursday, Gov. Mike Parson and AG Andrew Bailey are set to announce a new lawsuit against the Biden Administration at the State Capitol in Jefferson City.

The state is pushing back on rules over the "Waters of the United States."

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, rules regarding the "Waters of the United States are currently vague and the EPA is anticipating the new rules will give a clear and durable definition

Watch the news conference live in the player.

The EPA and United States Army announced the final revised definition of "Waters of the United States" back in December.

According to the EPA, the final rule restores fundamental protections so that the nation will be closer to achieving congress' goal in the clean water act that American waters be fishable, swimmable, and protective of public health.

The final rule will also cover those waters that congress fundamentally sought to protect in the Clean Water Act including traditional navigable waters, the territorial seas, interstate waters, and upstream water resources that significantly affect those waters according to the EPA.

Furthermore, the agency says the final rule is to ensure that the nation’s waters support recreation, wildlife, and agricultural activity.

Thursday's meeting is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m.

The new rule is set to go into effect on March 20.

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Joushua Blount

Joushua Blount hails from Cleveland, Ohio and has a bachelor’s degree in media communications from the University of Toledo. He also has a master’s degree from the University Of Alabama. Roll Tide!


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