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.
Read more at Reuters
Support Outside Online
Our mission to inspire readers to get outside has never been more critical. In recent years, Outside Online has reported on groundbreaking research linking time in nature to improved mental and physical health, and we’ve kept you informed about the unprecedented threats to America’s public lands. Our rigorous coverage helps spark important debates about wellness and travel and adventure, and it provides readers an accessible gateway to new outdoor passions. Time outside is essential—and we can help you make the most of it. Making a financial contribution to Outside Online only takes a few minutes and will ensure we can continue supplying the trailblazing, informative journalism that readers like you depend on. We hope you’ll support us. Thank you.