Tag Archives: “Sackett v. USEPA”

Post-Sackett, Who Will Speak for the Clean Water Act?

Earlier this month, in Lewis v. United States the 5th Circuit issued a decision interpreting the Supreme Court’s decision in Sackett v. EPA.  The 5th Circuit decision is a model of clarity and demonstrates what I’ll call the good side of Sackett.  And clarity is definitely the right word here.  One might say clarity is the holy grail that critics of EPA’s and the Corps’ efforts to interpret WOTUS have focused on.… More

Might the WOTUS Saga Drag On For a While Longer?

The Supreme Court heard oral argument today in the Sackett case, in which the Sacketts are hoping that SCOTUS will finally issue a clear decision narrowing the scope of jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act.  I have stayed out of the SCOTUS prediction game because I find such speculation to be a waste of time.  I generally agree with the position of Roy Kent on Ted Lasso. … More

What’s Up With the Supreme Court?

As everyone knows, the Supreme Court has teed up West Virginia v. EPA, which challenges EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases, and Sackett v. EPA, which challenges EPA’s authority to define what constitutes a water of the United States.  Betting money does not favor EPA in either case.

I don’t have any inside authority on what will happen and I don’t really have thoughts that haven’t been expressed by others,… More