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White House official urges states to boost wetlands protections

White House official urges states to boost wetlands protections
States play a vital role in undoing "the damage" of a recent Supreme Court Clean Water Act case, Brenda Mallory said.

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The Biden administration is teaming up with private companies, nonprofits, and state and local governments to restore wetlands after a Supreme Court ruling last year limited federal oversight. The White House is calling on every state to step up and protect wetlands, as the ruling has left over half the nation's wetlands outside the scope of the law. The decision in Sackett v. EPA has put states in charge of regulating a significant portion of wetlands across the country.

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