upr-header-1.jpg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Thank you for your support this fall! We are still working to meet our overall goal. Help us get there by donating now!

High Court Splits on Clean Water Act Case

The Supreme Court produces a split decision over the protection of wetlands areas. The justices decided 5-4 that regulators may have misinterpreted the federal Clean Water Act when they refused to allow two Michigan property owners to build on wetlands they own.

The justices could not reach a consensus on whether government may extend protections for wetlands miles away from waterways.

Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Nina Totenberg is NPR's award-winning legal affairs correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR's critically acclaimed newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.