An Idaho couple’s legal struggle to build a house has convinced the U.S. Supreme Court to pare back the Clean Water Act’s regulatory reach over wetlands.

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The nation’s highest court has adopted a stricter limit on which wetlands come under the law’s jurisdiction, setting sharper parameters for the Clean Water Act’s enforcement nationwide.

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Mike and Chantell Sackett have won their case against the federal government on how wetlands are protected.

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