Heros for Liberty: Pacific Legal FoundationSubmitted by karenabcde on Sat, 06/30/2012 - 10:03
You may have heard about the Sacketts, who bought a vacant lot for $23,000 across the street from Priest Lake in Idaho. They planned to build a home. Before building, they obtained knowledge of their lot and pertinent permits. This included finding out whether their lot was in a "wetlands" area. It was not.
As they were building, EPA came along and told the Sacketts they had to return the land to it's status as it was "wetlands". Sacketts had already investigated before building and the land was NOT wetlands.
However, EPA started fining them thousands: $30,000 and ultimately $75,000 PER DAY!
The Sacketts went to court and lost and were told they could not sue EPA, an agency of the government. EPA would not even listen to the Sacketts argument that the land was never in a wetlands area. Ultimately, the SCOTUS ruled in their favor.
Paciic Legal handled the case. Here's the story: