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Sackett v. EPA is brought by the Sacketts, a family who is trying to build a home near a river and wetlands against the EPA. The EPA determined that wetlands adjacent to the family’s land qualifies as “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act and its regulations. The EPA argues that wetlands adjacent to “navigable waters”, the term in the Act, qualify as waters of the United States. 

If the EPA’s position wins, it would prevent an attempt by polluters to limit the EPA’s ability to regulate pollutants in the water. 

If the Sacketts win, they’ll have an easier time in this round of litigation over building their home.