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U.S. Supreme Court rules against EPA in big win for property rights

The U.S. Supreme Court sided with landowners vs. the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a case involving wetlands regulations….

…“Property rights are of enormous import to the hundreds of thousands of small business owners who rely on their property for the success of their businesses,” said Karen Harned, executive director of NFIB’s Small Business Legal Center. “In ruling today that individuals can challenge the EPA in court before being penalized or forced into compliance, the justices have assured landowners that their constitutional right to seek judicial review of government orders is inalienable. The extraordinary costs, administrative burdens and other punitive measures that can cripple small businesses are no longer an inevitability for the men and women of Main Street.”

Click to read full article: U.S. Supreme Court rules against EPA in big win for property rights (Business Journals, Washington Bureau, 3-21-12)

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