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SCOTUS To Decide Landmark Wetlands Regulation Cases

Leonard Gilroy
October 11, 2005, 12:42pm

The Supreme Court has annouced that it will rule on three cases that will ultimately decide the limits of wetlands regulation under the Clean Water Act: These decisions likely won't generate the same intensity of public discussion as the June Kelo vs. New London ruling on eminent domain, but they're no less important: wetlands regulation is a HUGE issue in urban development, as well as the property rights movement. For some perspective: The Las Vegas Review-Journal has already taken a stand for property rights: And the Mackinac Center weighs in on the news as well: We'll definitely be keeping an eye on these cases as they progress. BTW, the three cases are Rapanos v. United States, Carabell v. Army Corps of Engineers, and S.D. Warren Co. v. ME Board of Environmental Protection.

Leonard Gilroy is Director of Government Reform

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