Sackett Case May Heighten Confusion Over CWA Scope, Legal Experts Say

February 16, 2022
The Supreme Court’s eventual ruling in a closely watched Clean Water Act (CWA) case may not provide the desired clarity on the law’s scope and could instead create more confusion over the definition of waters of the United States (WOTUS) than already exists, legal experts say. Supporters of Michael and Chantell Sackett, the petitioners in the upcoming suit, have said the case, Sackett v. EPA , is a “simple means” to clarify once and for all the scope of the...

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