Press Release

Statement on Supreme Court’s Ruling to Reduce Wetlands Protection

May 25, 2023

Chicago, IL (May 25, 2023) – The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling today that rolls back existing protections for clean water in the Great Lakes states and across the country.

In reaction, Alliance for the Great Lakes President & CEO Joel Brammeier made the following statement: “Today is a difficult day for all people who depend on clean water across the Great Lakes. By choosing to eliminate science-based protections for wetlands across the region, the Supreme Court is putting all of our waters at risk. We will look forward to working with U.S. EPA and the Great Lakes states to ensure all of our waters are safe and clean for everyone who depends on them.”


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