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Deal reached in yearslong Mich. wetlands dispute

Deal reached in yearslong Mich. wetlands dispute

An agreement has been reached in a dispute over wetlands and development in a Michigan case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Developer John Rapanos (ruh-PAHN'-ohs) and other defendants agreed Monday to pay a $150,000 penalty. The deal also requires him to create wetlands and buffer areas to make up for areas that were filled in.
Rapanos was accused of filling in wetlands in mid-Michigan to build homes and a shopping center. In 2006, the Supreme Court used the case to rule on federal regulation of wetlands.


Updated : 2021-05-11 07:23 GMT+08:00