Clean Water Rule

Supreme Court Decisions Relevant to "Waters of the United States"

The Supreme Court has issued three decisions that provide critical context and guidance in determining the appropriate scope of "waters of the United States" covered by the Clean Water Act: United States v. Riverside Bayview Homes, Inc., 474 U.S. 121 (1985); Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 531 U.S. 159 (2001); and Rapanos v. United States, 547 U.S. 715 (2006). 

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