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Clean Water and Property Rights Case—Sacket vz. EPA Heard By SCOTUS Today!

Sackett v. EPA Jonathan H. Adler • January 9, 2012 8:10 am Today the Supreme Court hears oral argument in Sackett v. EPA, a challenge to the federal government’s claim that landowners (and other regulated entities) may not obtain pre-enforcement review of an administrative compliance order under the Clean Water Act.  I previewed the case before.  Here is how the WSJ reports on […]

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Reinventing Environmentalism with Don Parmeter: Congress May Push Back on Expansion of Federal Power over Minnesota Water and Land

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The battle over federal jurisdiction of water and lands under the 1972 Federal Water Pollution Control Act is expected to be taken to the floor of the U.S. Senate as early as next week.  The debate has raged between Congress and the Obama Administration since the defeat of the expansive Clean Water Restoration Act, authored by former Minnesota Congressman James […]

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Minnesota Free Market Institute: Public Comment on Clean Water Act Guidance

The Minnesota Free Market Institute submitted a public comment last week to the EPA’s “Guidance” on the Clean Water Act. Under the leadership of policy fellow, Don Parmeter, we critiqued the Guidance and concluded that it should be withdrawn. We also submitted a letter from a coalition of individuals and organizations.

Why? The Obama administration, through the President’s Council on Environmental Quality, Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, wants to control all the land and water in Minnesota.

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