Landowners Can Challenge EPA Orders

Landowners Can Challenge EPA Orders

Supreme Court decision unanimous

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday gave landowners the right to challenge EPA orders before actually violating them. Previously, a landowners could not contest an EPA land-use restriction without having broken the restriction, often while incurring hefty fees. The old law was challenged by an Idaho couple who faced fines of up $75,000 per day for disturbing a wetland while building a vacation home. The couple argued that the wetland had never existed.

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