BAYOU DISPATCH: Coming Clean… It’s raining again in Lake Charles, La. That means the hotel computer room is crowded here at the conference of the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Right now the room is abuzz with hook & bullet writers discussing the Clean Water Act and scrambling for updates on this morning’s Supreme Court decision. As the Times reports:

The Supreme Court set the stage for a re-examination of the 1972 Clean Water Act, as it narrowly ruled today in favor of two Michigan property owners who have sought to develop tracts designated as wetlands.

By 5 to 4, the justices overturned lower court judgments against the Michigan land owners, who had run afoul of the Clean Water Act over their plans to build a shopping mall and condominiums.

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Christina Larson is a Washington Monthly contributing editor and an award-winning science and environment journalist who has reported from five continents.