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This essay reviews the history of federal wetland regulation, the Supreme Court's decision, and the Corps' response so far. It attempts to identify the wetlands or at least areas of the state from which federal regulation may be withdrawn. It summarizes California's programs that may have legal authorization to continue regulating wetlands even as the Corps withdraws in compliance with SWANCC. In conclusion, it suggests that in considering how to respond to SWANCC, California should weigh the risks presented by the SWANCC decision against the costs of state regulation of wetlands.

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