CARBON PULSE: US Supreme Court decision upends federal jurisdiction over wetlands

A unanimous US Supreme Court ruling delivered on Thursday narrows the federal government’s authority in regulating bodies of water and could have larger implications for protection of wetlands across the country, according to analysis from an environmental publication.

Courtney Briggs, chair of the Waters Advocacy Coalition, applauded the decision.

“The ruling preserves protections for our nation’s valuable water resources while delivering much-needed clarity to the process of determining federal jurisdiction over wetlands,” Briggs said.

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