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Mike and Chantell Sackett have been fighting the EPA for four years over property they bought in Idaho that's been declared a wetland by the agency.

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    Mike and Chantell Sackett are still waiting to be heard by the Environmental Protection Agency, but now they've got a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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  • "The ruling gives judicial blessing to regulations that impose real punishment on people with only speculative benefits for a declining fish species," said Damien Schiff, an attorney for Pacific Legal Foundation representing farmers in the case. "Under these draconian regulations, water is withheld from farms, businesses and communities from the Central Valley to San Diego based on sloppy science and ideological agendas."

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  • "This is a great day for Mike and Chantell Sackett, because it confirms that EPA can't deny them access to justice," said the foundation's principal attorney, Damien Schiff, who represented the couple in court. "EPA can't repeal the Sacketts' fundamental right to their day in court."

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