"Jury Rules for EPA in 21-Year Battle With Cranberry Farmer"

"One of U.S. EPA's longest ongoing enforcement matters is about to be wrapped up after a federal jury ruled this week that the Clean Water Act protects 46 acres of wetlands filled in by a Massachusetts cranberry farmer more than two decades ago.

EPA has argued that the site's connections to navigable waterways gave it jurisdiction, but the property owner has spent more than $2 million trying to prove the government is overstepping its authority and that no wetlands ever existed on his land near Plymouth before cranberry bogs were created."

John McArdle reports for Greenwire April 27, 2011.

Thursday, April 28, 2011