May 31, 2023

Anna Harris - Live 5 News

How a Supreme Court ruling cutting wetlands protection will affect the Lowcountry

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - A recent Supreme Court ruling puts a strong limit on what the Environmental Protection Agency can control when it comes to water pollution.

Wetlands can now only be regulated under the Clean Water Act if they have a “continuous surface connection” to larger regulated bodies of water, like a river or a lake, the ruling states.

This would no longer protect scattered wetlands, like in Cainhoy or the Francis Marion National Forest...

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