Jackley pleased with ruling on WOTUS

May 26, 2023

PIERRE, S.D.–South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is praising Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision that limits the federal Government’s authority regarding the Clean Water Act.

South Dakota was part of the lawsuit that led to the court’s ruling.

Jackley calls it a, “good decision allowing states to determine how to manage their waterways.” He says it’s a states rights issue.

South Dakota was one of 24 states that filed the lawsuit against the Biden Administration’s “Water of the United States”(WOTUS) rules.

In their lawsuit, the states contend that the proposed rule would redefine “navigable waters” to include ponds, certain streams, ditches, and other bodies of water that would be placed under the Clean Water Act as defined by the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.