Will direction be set for wetlands enforcement?
“And I think a lot of people are concerned that it's going to provide—particularly from the environmental community—as the Supreme Court weighs in on what rights property owners have, to challenge a decision by the EPA and if they (Sacketts) should have gotten a permit before proceeding.
“The environmental groups and others are concerned that it's going to create a grandstand for those to criticize further the EPA permitting programming and galvanize more support behind significant changes on what is and isn't covered and what are the procedural right. I think it's going to be interesting, and there may be some spillover effect even if it just focuses on pre-enforcement judicial review, you know very technical, legal, procedural issues. But there's a reason the Supreme Court took it. Nobody really knows exactly why, and it may be to send some additional language our way to indicate how these agencies really have got to revise their regulations to provide more predictability and certainty to the regulated public.”