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Supreme Court to Consider Taking up Chesapeake Bay Challenge

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The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether to hear the American Farm Bureau Federation’s challenge to the cleanup plan for the Chesapeake Bay in a conference scheduled for Friday. The eight remaining Justices will then rule on whether or not to hear the challenge to rules set by the Environmental Protection Agency. Politico reports opponents, including 22 states and 92 members of Congress, to the EPA plan were counting on Justice Antonin Scalia’s support in arguing that it infringes on states’ rights to determine land use. Scalia died in Texas over the weekend.
Meanwhile, next month the court is scheduled to hear arguments to consider hearing a challenge to the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. rule.
Source: NAFB News Service