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Intrastate, isolated wetlands

A Nexus Runs Through It: Wetlands, Hydrological Connections, and Federal Jurisdiction in the Post-<i>SWANCC</i> World

Editor's Summary: The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (SWANCC) has certainly caused much confusion about the exact contours of wetlands jurisdiction. In this...

SWANCC: Constitutional Swan Song for Environmental Laws or No More Than a Swipe at Their Sweep?

I. Introduction

The U.S. Supreme Court decision last term in Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers1 (SWANCC), striking down the migratory bird...

Federal Regulation of Isolated Wetlands After SWANCC

This past January, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the Clean Water Act (CWA) did not authorize the federal government to prohibit a landfill operator from filling isolated ponds on its property merely because the ponds were used as...