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Supreme Court Limits Federal Power Over Wetlands in Favor of Property Rights

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By Madeleine Hubbard, Just the News

05-25-23

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 5-4 in favor of an Idaho couple who wanted to build a house near a lake in a decision that makes it more difficult for the Environmental Protection Agency to police water quality. 

Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion that stated that the Clean Water Act only regulates wetlands that have a “continuous surface connection” to larger bodies of water that are regulated. 

Read the full article here: Supreme Court limits federal power over wetlands in favor of property rights | Just The News

 
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