Supreme Court Scales Back EPA Power 

The unanimous decision is a win for property rights. 

This week, the Supreme Court restricted the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers to “regulate the waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. 

The court ruled that the Clean Water Act refers to “waters that can be regulated are limited to geographical features that are described in ordinary parlance as ‘streams, oceans, rivers, and lakes,’” and not to “adjacent wetlands that aren’t indistinguishable from those bodies of water due to a continuous surface connection.” 

The case came about because of a couple whose construction on a home near a lake in Idaho had been stopped from doing so by the EPA citing the Clean Water Act. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Commanding General Scott Spellmon as he heads the Army Corps of Engineers.
  • For the Supreme Court justices to seek the Lord’s wisdom as they issue decisions on the remaining cases of this term.

Sources: Washington Examiner, The Guardian, New York Times 


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