The Supreme Court has ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency in a decision that significantly narrows the Clean Water Act’s protections. The majority, 5-4 opinion was authored by Justice Samuel Alito and supported by Chief Justice John Roberts, Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, and Amy Coney…
It’s the second decision in as many years in which a conservative majority of the court narrowed the reach of environmental regulations.
LINK (via Florida Politics)
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As a professional who works with waterways & wetlands and their various permitting requirements all the time, I would need to see the specifics of this case (that the article doesn’t go into) to see there is some weird/unusual way the land/property is laid out that would make all justices rule this way.
Because from the (sparse) details of this article, it sounds like all 9 justices are just completely clueless about this , given how they ruled.
Also, who the heck are these losers that, rather get a permit, decided to challenge the legal ruling for over 15 goddamn years despite losing every time for the first 14? I guarantee you the permit would have been cheaper & easier to obtain. They may have had to made some slight concessions/redesign of the structure, but still less of a headache & time sink than this.
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