Attorney General Raúl Labrador joined Texas in its lawsuit regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States rule.
The rule proposed last December would expand the bodies of water subject to federal regulation to include streams, ponds and wetlands crossing state lines and would go into effect on March 20.
“I am proud to join Texas in this fight against the Biden administration,” Labrador said. “Another day, another attempt by the Biden administration to target Idaho’s ability to control our natural resources. This unlawful federal encroachment threatens the sovereignty of Idaho, and we will not allow it.”
A press release from the Idaho Attorney General’s office said Idaho would be subject to increased federal government interference due to its unique waterways would pose a massive regulatory barrier for Idaho’s farmers, ranchers and small businesses.
Earlier this month, Governor Brad Little signed a letter urging the Biden administration to delay implementing this rule.
According to a press release, Governor Little said, “Biden’s overreaching WOTUS rule threatens rural communities across Idaho and America, creating uncertainty for farmers, ranchers, property owners and everyday citizens at a time when they’re already hurting from record inflation. I’m proud to lead our nation’s Governors in calling on President Biden to abandon this attempt to subject rural America – the backbone of our nation – to more onerous federal regulation.”
To read the full lawsuit on the Texas attorney general website, click here.