Expert Available for Supreme Court Case Regarding Clean Water Act

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On Monday, October 3rd, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments in Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency that could spell major change for the implementation of the Clean Water Act. For reporters looking for expert commentary or analysis, the following scholar is available:

University of Maine

Moffa oversees the Environmental and Oceans Law Certificate Program at Maine Law. Prior to joining the Maine Law faculty, Professor Moffa served in the General Counsel’s Office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  He also clerked for Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV on the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and Judge Kermit Lipez on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Portland.

Quote: "For years, EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers have protected wetlands under the Clean Water Act as part of the 'waters of the United States.' This case threatens to upend that practice by having the Supreme Court limit the statute's reach."