Corps Pushes Compensatory Wetlands Mitigation To Offset Sackett’s Effects

March 28, 2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is announcing plans to use compensatory mitigation projects as a way to potentially offset losses of aquatic resources and wetlands due to the Supreme Court’s Sackett decision, a move which lawyers say is sure to prove highly controversial and is likely to face a legal challenge. Michael Connor, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works, issued a March 22 memo to Lieutenant General Scott A. Spellmon, the Corps’ commanding general, regarding Civil...

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