Briefly: U.S. Supreme Court overturns certain wetland protections, giving new weight to private property interests over water

The Los Angeles Times reports that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned a long-standing legal standard that gave marshy wetlands protections under the Clean Water Act. The ruling was hailed as a success by developers and others advocating for less oversight by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, while environmentalists expressed alarm.

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