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  • Curt Levey

SCOTUS Hears Clean Water Act Case in which CFJ Filed Amicus Brief

The Supreme Court heard arguments today in Sackett v. EPA, as the Justices and counsel debated the meaning of “adjacent” and other terms in the EPA regulations that interpret the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). The case arose because the EPA insists that Michael and Chantell Sackett, who have been prevented by the agency from building a home on a small residential lot in Idaho for the last 15 years, first obtain a CWA permit because there’s an alleged “wetland” on their property that has a hypothetical and indirect “nexus” to nearby Priest Lake.


The Committee for Justice—along with the Atlantic Legal Foundation and Conservatives for Property Rights—filed an amicus brief