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Friday, June 3, 2016

And Finally We Have Some Good News...

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling regarding the ability to file legal challenges to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Clean Water Act jurisdictional determinations. 

In an 8-0 ruling, the Court unanimously agreed that jurisdictional determinations are, in fact, final agency action and determinations have direct legal consequences, therefore the determinations may be challenged in a court of law.  

Previously the EPA and the Army Corps had maintained that determinations did not represent "final agency action" and should not be subject to legal challenges.  The ruling is a win for private property rights, agriculture and benefits the legal fight over the Agencies' Waters of the U.S. rule.

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