Supreme Court Ruling Weakens EPA Water Protections

Dust rising from a plowed agricultural field with young crops under a hazy sky.

The Supreme Court’s recent 5-4 decision on the Clean Water Act marks a pivotal moment. It significantly limits the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) power to protect the nation’s drinking water from agricultural runoff pollution. This ruling narrows the definition of “Waters of the United States” that the EPA can regulate. Consequently, the agency’s ability to … Read more