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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Supreme Court Sides with Property Owner in EPA Challenge

“The US Supreme Court Wednesday ruled unanimously in favor of an Idaho couple seeking to have their day in court to challenge an Environmental Protection Agency order that scuttled plans to build their dream home on a subdivided lot the EPA said was a federal wetland. The couple, Chantell and Michael Sackett, had started to fill the home site with dirt and gravel to prepare for construction. But the EPA intervened, announcing that the property was a regulated wetland. Agency officials ordered the couple to restore the land to its original state or face up to $75,000 a day in fines.” (Christian Science Monitor)


FEE Timely Classic
“One Man’s Regulatory Nightmare” by Stephen Lathrop