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Resource ID: #18706
Subject: Environment
Source: Atlantic City Press (Pleasantville, N.J.)
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Date: June 10

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The Atlantic City Press reveals how weak enforcement has made "a mockery out of the county's toughest wetlands law." The major findings are that "the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection took forever to resolve cases" and that "penalties were so light that it made economic sense for wetland violators to take their chances." Violators often filled wetlands illegally and this resulted in flooding of the adjacent houses. Another finding is that a state agency created to develop new wetlands has done nothing over the 13 years of its existence.

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