The Future of the Waters of the United States after Sackett v. US Environmental Protection Agency

In the ruling of the recently decided court case Sackett v. US Environmental Protection Agency, the Supreme Court has scaled back water protections under the definition of “Waters of the United States” in the Clean Water Act.

In May, the US Supreme Court limited the authority of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate the nation’s waterways. In the ruling opinion of Sackett v. EPA , the majority of justices have more narrowly interpreted the definition of “ waters of the United States ,” or WOTUS, in the Clean Water Act. The new interpretation puts constraints on the […]

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