Environmentalists Petition USFS For Wetland Protections In Light Of Sackett

November 8, 2023
Environmentalists are petitioning the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) -- the largest federal land management agency -- to bolster regulatory protections for fens, a peat-forming wetland that stores carbon and provides other ecological benefits, in light of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Sackett v. EPA that narrowed the scope of protected waters and wetlands. In an Oct. 19 petition groups including WildEarth Guardians, Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), Waterkeeper Alliance, and others argued that the high court’s ruling and...

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