Supreme Court, Historic 5-4 Decision

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from Patriot Journal,

Ever since Joe Biden entered office, he’s aggressively tried to undo Donald Trump’s achievements. Biden has been going after every last Trump policy that helped the country thrive. That includes a rule that limits how states veto needed projects.

Biden’s federal government apparently wants states to be able to cancel projects whenever or however they wanted—and tried to shut down Trump’s rule. But the Supreme Court had something to say about that.

From The Hill:

The Supreme Court on Wednesday halted a prior court ruling that struck down a Trump-era rule limiting state and tribal authority to veto projects that could impact their waters, including pipelines.

The Trump rule in question, which was nixed by a federal court in October, limited states’ authority to block projects by giving them a strict one-year time limit to do so. If it did not meet this time limit, the government could determine that it had waived its veto power.

Trump’s Clean Water Act rule limited states’ ability to veto a project to one year. If they did not act during this time limit, a project—like a pipeline—could possibly continue.

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