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EPA Asks Supreme Court to Deny Idaho Landowner Wetlands Petition

Nov. 30, 2021, 5:32 PM

The EPA says the U.S. Supreme Court should deny a petition by Idaho property owners who say their property doesn’t contain protected wetlands because there is no conflict warranting review and the agency is revising federal water regulations.

The Environmental Protection Agency issued an administrative compliance order in 2007 to Michael and Chantell Sackett that said their property contains wetlands subject to Clean Water Act regulations. The agency said the Sacketts violated the CWA by dumping fill material into the wetlands without a permit.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in August that the wetlands on ...