In unanimous ruling, SCOTUS finds that words mean things

Source: Fox News

“The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a ruling narrowing the federal government’s authority regulating bodies of water and effectively upending a Biden administration policy that recently went into effect. The high court’s unanimous 9-0 decision, which was delivered by Justice Samuel Alito, rejected the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) broad definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS). The case centered on Michael and Chantell Sackett, two Idaho residents whom the EPA prohibited from building a home near a wetland years ago, citing the Clean Water Act (CWA) of 1972. ‘The EPA ordered the Sacketts to restore the site, threatening penalties of over $40,000 per day,’ Alito’s majority opinion stated. ‘The EPA classified the wetlands on the Sacketts’ lot as ‘waters of the United States’ because they were near a ditch that fed into a creek, which fed into Priest Lake, a navigable, intrastate lake.'” (05/25/23)