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Fox News alert on a big -- for the little guy the Supreme Court unanimously siding with a couple that -- the EPA.
All the way.
To the highest court in the land brand new hour here of America live welcome everyone I'm Megyn Kelly.
It was seen as a classic David vs Goliath battle to -- landowners.
Fighting the Environmental Protection Agency all the way to the US Supreme Court.
The showdown started after Uncle Sam threaten them with fines of more than 30000.
Bucks a day.
Because the EPA declared their property to be wetlands.
But there's not a drop of water on their home site.
From the start Mike and -- tells Sackett said their fight had bigger.
We are fighting for ourselves -- bigger than that.
We're fighting for everyone else in this country that owns property large or small.
We believe property owners have their right to their -- in court and the EPA has to be subject to the rule of the law.
Gregg Jarrett has the story from our New York newsroom and Greg.
I mean the headline here could be a unanimous Supreme Court ruling that not in and of itself was a big story it's huge -- as you know I mean.
Imagine building your dream home all of a sudden one day three guys -- from the EPA and they say hey we're gonna shut this down sorry protected wetlands you know even though there's no water in -- It even worse they -- threaten the Koppel.
To find -- 30000 to 75000.
Dollars each and every day and they had no legal -- course.
I was the plight of Mike and -- -- Sackett today after a four -- long battle the US Supreme Court -- within unanimously.
Saying the EPA was dead wrong to block their home without giving them a legal avenue in court.
To challenge the EPA's decision.
No one in this country no American taxpayers should have to go through what we've went through you know we all work hard we pay our taxes.
And then they turn around and they use taxpayers' money.
To put you through.
I'm living nightmare and now you know a hundred million dollars in fines.
I mean you you know I thought you use the word I think ludicrous it's it it doesn't make sense.
Well in the -- its neighbors.
We're never stop for building their homes and there was scientific evidence showing -- didn't even exist there yet.
They say the EPA could care less.
They told us to remove the gravel put the site back the way it was plant wetlands plants that were never on that property.
And to maintain -- -- property for three to five years apply for permanent even though the EPA told us on May 31 2007.
That the EPA would not issue -- her -- Well justice Antonin Scalia exhibiting his biting sense of humor when he wrote that the sockets were surprised.
That their property contained wetlands quote having never seen a -- -- other vessel.
Cross there yard and so a long battle finally.
Comes to NN negative -- Great story that's very interesting thank --
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