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US Supreme Court Rules Property Owners May Sue the EPA Over a Wetlands Restoration Order

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In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that two Idaho property owners may bring a legal challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) issuance of an administrative order that required the owners to restore what EPA claimed was an illegally filled wetland.  The case, Sackett v. EPA, constitutes a big win for property owners who previously had been stymied in their ability to contest EPA administrative orders until after they complied with an order.

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