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Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency


Committee Implicated:

Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment; Political Subdivisions


Property owners appeal 9th Circuit decision granting EPA authority to classify property as regulatable "waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act.

Federalism Implications

Conflicting rulings over what constitutes regulatable "Waters of the United States" have given rise to debates over the proper scope of EPA power over state and local waterways.

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