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Wetting Down Party; DeGrowth for All

Wetting Down Party Farmers, real estate developers, and industry are celebrating a Supreme Court ruling that limits the government’s regulation of certain wetlands. The conservative majority ruled that the navigable waters of the U.S. means a continuous surface water connection – that they must be adjoining and not just adjacent. The issue has been bouncing around for decades as Democratic and Republican administrations competed over how to interpret the vague Clean Water Act to best suit their respective political bases. The Biden Administration had proposed its own version that farmers found to be vague at best and troubling at worst. It will now have to go back to the drawing board with a much lighter regulatory touch as a r...

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