Downbeat After Sackett, Top CEQ Official Pushes State Wetlands Protections

June 17, 2024
SHEPERDSTOWN, WV -- The top White House environmental official is warning that the federal government is unable to “fully protect” wetlands in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Sackett ruling narrowing the Clean Water Act’s (CWA) jurisdiction unless states step up their efforts to better protect the waterbodies, though environmentalists say there are limits in how much states can do. “Even if we do everything we can to bolster clean water protections, it still will not be enough to...

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