01/06/2012 12:28 pm ET

Supreme Court To Hear Industry-Backed Challenge To Clean Water Enforcement

The Supreme Court will hear a case on Monday in which a couple from Idaho claims the Environmental Protection Agency improperly ordered them to restore wetlands that EPA alleged they illegally destroyed near scenic Priest Lake.

The couple, Mike and Chantell Sackett, say they never believed there were any wetlands on their property and had no reason to suspect they might need a Clean Water Act wetlands permit before building on the land. But a timeline of events prepared by Ms. Sackett herself clearly shows otherwise. More on that below.

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