Wetlands Issues

February 2005
WaterWorld;Feb2005, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p8
Trade Publication
This article reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers said in December 2004 they would not issue expand federal regulatory jurisdiction over isolated wetlands. In 2001 the U.S. Supreme Court, in the case of Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County vs. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, overturned the Corps' assertion of federal jurisdiction over certain isolated wetlands based on the presence of migratory birds. EPA and the Corps responded with revised guidance to their field offices. At the same time, they reaffirmed federal jurisdiction over the majority of wetlands not impacted by the decision.


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