Builders, Conservatives Urge High Court To Narrow CWA

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (April 14, 2022, 5:07 PM EDT) -- A variety of business and conservative legal groups have told the U.S. Supreme Court it's time to create a new, narrower standard for determining when a piece of property is subject to Clean Water Act permitting.

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association and the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, among others, filed amici briefs on Wednesday in support of Idaho landowners who are urging the high court to overturn a Ninth Circuit ruling that they need a Clean Water Act permit to build a home on their property.

"On a daily basis, amici are forced to navigate the confusing...

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