Significant Nexus Test Killed by Supreme Court

Significant Nexus Test Killed by Supreme Court

Haylie Shipp
Haylie Shipp
Months in waiting and, this week, a Supreme Court Ruling on WOTUS.

With your Southeast Regional Ag News, I am Haylie Shipp. This is the Ag Information Network.

The Supreme Court this week handed Chantell and Michael Sackett a win in their long-running legal battle to build their dream home near the shore of an Idaho lake — and in doing so, narrowed the reach of federal clean water protections.

It was a property rights case with major agricultural implications.

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Chief Counsel Mary-Thomas Hart…

“It is an exciting day here at NCBA and I think for landowners across the country. In a 9-0 holding, the Supreme Court found in favor of the Sackett family and killed the “significant nexus test,” which I think we can all call it the burr under our saddle.”

Before this ruling, the most recent WOTUS news had been on the 2023 Biden rule which had a basis in the significant nexus test…

“The holding against the significant nexus test is certainly, at a minimum, going to require the Biden administration to pull their 2023 definition back for some serious reconsideration and revisions. But I think today’s a day to celebrate.”

Again NCBA Chief Counsel Mary-Thomas Hart.

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