Wetlands at Risk: Imperiled Treasures
How a Supreme Court Decision Jeopardizes Millions of Acres of Waters and Wetlands.
America's wetlands, which provide critical wildlife habitat as well as pollution and flood control, are drained, filled and polluted at an alarming rate. This July 2002 report from NRDC and the National Wildlife Federation looks at the potentially damaging consequences of a January 2001 Supreme Court decision regarding "isolated wetlands," and illustrates the vital role these areas play in ecosystems across the United States.
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