Courthouse News: EPA authority to regulate wetlands clobbered by Supreme Court

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Kelsey Reichmann



This excerpt is from a piece that originally ran on May 25, 2023.

Advocacy groups were quick to praise Kagan’s characterization of the ruling.

“She makes plain that the majority has contorted itself to reach an absurd decision — one that contravenes Congress’s intention, exceeds the Court’s constitutional authority, and endangers the planet,” Alliance for Justice President Rakim H.D. Brooks said in a statement. 

Brooks said the ruling distorts vocabulary to do the bidding of fossil fuel companies. 

“This Supreme Court opinion is just another example of the conservative justices ignoring science, common sense, and the health of our nation,” Brooks wrote. “We know that climate change is only going to make it harder to protect access to clean water, making this a huge setback for the entire planet. This is not a ruling on behalf of reason or the rule of law, but one that helps the rich get richer at the expense of everybody else.” 

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