By Abigayl Finch | BYUI Scroll
Petitioners Michael and Chantell Sackett were accused of violating the Clean Waters Act after they began filling their property at Priest Lake, Idaho with dirt.
The Supreme Court narrowed the definition of “Waters of the United States” — also known as WOTUS — in Sackett v. EPA, ruling in favor of an Idaho couple on May 25.
Other Idaho leaders also saw the ruling as a win for ranchers, farmers and other landowners.
“The Supreme Court’s decision to reject the EPA’s expanded definition of WOTUS and uphold the rights of the Sackett family to build their home on their own property stands as a powerful affirmation of individual property rights,” stated Congressman Russ Fulcher.
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