The Supreme Court made a great move on Thursday to roll back the extremist authority of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate under the Clean Water Act (CWA), which has long impeded landowners’ property rights. The 15-year-long battle of a couple, who has been prevented from building their home on land near Priest Lake, Idaho, has finally come to an end, with the 9-0 verdict by the Supreme Court siding with them against the EPA’s claims that the land in question contains wetlands, thus subject to CWA regulations.
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— lucky one USA. (@stewdude59) May 25, 2023
However, despite all nine justices of the Court agreeing on the ruling against the EPA’s current rule, Democrats still took to social media to criticize the Supreme Court, calling it “MAGA,” “captured,” and paid off by either big corporations or polluters. They have also gone as far as to demand the packing of the Court, among other childish acts.
This MAGA Supreme Court is continuing to erode our country’s environmental laws.
Make no mistake—this ruling will mean more polluted water, and more destruction of wetlands.
We’ll keep fighting to protect our waters. https://t.co/wlp1LTvZJB
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) May 25, 2023
These criticisms are coming from Democrats who have long despised landowners’ right to develop their property without interference from the government. Their objections to the Court’s decision by saying that it will result in more polluted water and destruction of wetlands, are just ridiculous. In reality, the Court’s decision will ensure that homeowners near regulated waters, who are often forced to comply with onerous and senseless regulations, will have ways to challenge the agency’s decision.
The Supreme Court’s decision in Sackett v. EPA goes a long way to give hard-working Americans, who have been burdened and prevented from property development under the pretext of environmental protection, their rights back. To them we say congratulations, and to the Democrats who opposed it, it’s time to start putting people first.