WASHINGTON, D.C. — Marty Durbin, President of the Global Energy Institute at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Sackett vs. Environmental Protection Agency. The U.S. Chamber Litigation Center filed an amicus brief in the case.
“This decision on Sackett v. EPA is a victory not only for the rule of law, but for people who want to build things in America. Whether you are trying to build a house, a road, or the infrastructure necessary to move energy from one place to another, the tortured definition of “waters of the United States” advanced by the administration threatened to strangle projects with years of red tape. The Supreme Court has provided long overdue relief for companies and landowners across our nation.”