Thursday, May 25, 2023

Supreme Court Limits E.P.A.’s Power to Address Water Pollution

 The Supreme Court on Thursday curtailed the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to police water pollution, ruling that the Clean Water Act does not allow the agency to regulate discharges into some wetlands near bodies of water.

The court held that law covers only wetlands “with a continuous surface connection” to those waters, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrote for five justices.

The decision was nominally unanimous, with all the justices agreeing that the homeowners who brought the case should not have been subject to the agency’s oversight. But there was sharp disagreement about the majority’s reasoning...more

You can view the decision here

Be interesting to see what type of maneuvers and machinations EPA and Army Core of Engineers will go through to ignore this decision,

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