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By Shane Lasley
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WOTUS ruling hailed as a win for Alaska

Unanimous SCOTUS decision against Biden administration's waters of the U.S. shrinks federal CWA jurisdiction in Alaska North of 60 Mining News – June 2, 2023


Last updated 6/15/2023 at 3:22pm

Paved highway cuts across sea of yellow foliage on a fall day in Alaska.

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The Parks Highway cuts across some of Alaska's more than 175 million acres of wetlands. A broader WOTUS definition meant increased federal regulatory requirements for commercial and residential development by Alaskans.

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy and trade groups representing a broad spectrum of businesses across the state hailed the unanimous Supreme Court decision against the Biden administration's broad definition of "waters of the United States" as a major win for Alaska.

"This is a huge win for Alaska," said Rebecca Logan, CEO of the Alaska Support Industry Alliance. "The Biden WOTUS led to massive uncerta...

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