Court’s Sackett Ruling Sparks Broad Uncertainties For Environmental Laws

May 25, 2023
The Supreme Court’s ruling in Sackett v. EPA significantly narrows the Clean Water Act’s (CWA) wetlands protections, spurring a myriad of regulatory uncertainty not only for the future the water law but also for other bedrock environmental laws as the court prepares to review a case on Chevron deference. The Supreme Court’s May 25 decision in Sackett v. EPA ruled that only wetlands that are “indistinguishable” from adjacent jurisdictional waterbodies are subject to regulation -- overturning...

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