The Supreme Court delivered a significant ruling on Thursday that narrows the regulatory authority of the federal government concerning bodies of water, consequently disrupting a recently implemented Biden administration policy.
In a unanimous decision of 9-0, Justice Samuel Alito delivered the court’s ruling, rejecting the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) expansive interpretation of the term “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS).
The case revolved around Michael and Chantell Sackett, residents of Idaho who were barred by the EPA from constructing a home near a wetland several years ago, citing the Clean Water Act (CWA) of 1972.
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