In February, the Roberts Supreme Court heard two cases on the Clean Water Act. Today they ruled 5-4 to void the decisions against two Michigan landowners. The score? Developers 1, Environment 0.
I don’t know the full details of the opinions or their repercussions yet. It looks like it wasn’t a complete victory for the developers, but still bad news for protecting wetlands. Here’s a link from the Community Rights Counsel on what’s at stake in one of the cases. Update [2006-6-19 13:5:40 by Ana Unruh Cohen]: This Forbes story has more.