- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has filed another lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, this time over the federal agency’s plan to redefine the country’s waterways.

Pruitt alleges in the federal lawsuit filed Wednesday in Tulsa that the EPA’s final rule on waters of the United States is “arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion and not in accordance with law.”

Pruitt alleges in the lawsuit the new definition will place too much of a burden landowners, homeowners and farmers.

But EPA spokesman David Gray says the rule is designed to protect the country’s streams and wetlands.

Pruitt’s office filed another lawsuit against the EPA last week over the agency’s plan to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants. He previously sued the EPA unsuccessfully over its rules regarding regional haze.

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