On October 3, 2022, the Supreme Court heard argument in Sackett v U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ___ U.S. ___ (No. 21-454). The Sacketts bought their land in 2004 in a subdivision near Priest Lake, Idaho. They obtained the necessary permits to build a modest three-bedroom family home. In 2007 they began construction only to have EPA officials demand they stop, alleging that their land was protected wetlands under federal jurisdiction. The EPA’s compliance order claimed the construction violated the Clean Water Act (CWA) because their property was a federally regulated… read more
October 18, 2022
Supreme Court Weighs Wetlands Protection.
Posted in Clean Water Act, Navigable Waters, Wetlands