US Appeals Court Judge Criticizes President Biden’s Water Efficiency Rules for Appliances as ‘Arbitrary and Capricious’

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden faced a major setback in the judiciary when US Appeals Court Judge Andrew Oldham criticized his decision as “arbitrary and capricious.” This comes after 11 Republican-led states challenged alterations to rules aimed at improving the efficiency of dishwashers and washing machines. In a ruling issued on Monday, Judge Oldham questioned whether the Department of Energy (DOE) had the authority to regulate water usage in these appliances. He also raised doubts about the effectiveness of the new rules in reducing water consumption. The DOE had announced plans in March to implement … Read more