AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for the American Future Attorney Chance Weldon issued the following statement in reaction to the Supreme Court of the United States’s ruling in the United States Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., Inc. case this morning:
"Today the Supreme Court unanimously held that when the federal government makes a final determination that your property contains a jurisdictional wetland under the Clean Water Act—effectively preventing you from using your property—you have the right to challenge that determination in court,” said Weldon. “While the Court’s ruling seems like common sense, the federal government has argued for years that similarly situated property owners must spend years and thousands of dollars seeking a permit, or be criminally prosecuted first before getting their day in court. The Court’s unanimous ruling today thus marks a huge victory for due process and private property rights.”
To schedule an interview with Mr. Weldon please contact Caroline Espinosa at [email protected] or 512-472-2700.
Chance Weldon is an attorney with the Center for the American Future at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.