Thursday, July 20, 2006

Wetlands Fines Totaling $1.7m Issued

From the Daily Record:

Mt. Olive builder fined $764K

A developer was fined nearly $764,000 for violating New Jersey's wetlands rules during construction of a housing development.

The state Department of Environmental Resources issued a $763,500 fine to developers Anthony and Golnaz Mortezai and Deerfield Estates/Resamir Estates for violating freshwater-wetlands and stream-encroachment permits on the construction sites of the development.

The Morris County fine was one of three major environmental fines announced today for violating state wetlands regulations, totaling $1.7 million statewide.
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Elsewhere, in Mercer County, the DEP assessed a $630,000 penalty against Beazer Homes, New Jersey Division, for multiple violations of a freshwater-wetlands permit the DEP issued in 2000 to allow development of Wellington Manor at Hopewell,a subdivision on Pennington Road in Hopewell Township.

And in Salem County, the DEP took enforcement action against Stella Oldmans,LLC, and Edward Stella Jr., of Oldmans Township, for clearing up to 15 acres of freshwater wetlands and rerouting a stream on his Route 130 property.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well the state is sure going to
need the money.

Go after business, make it
more unfriendly .

7/20/2006 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's right punish business.

Trenton has it just right.


NJ and Business perfect together.

Is it any wonder high paying jobs
are leaving?

7/20/2006 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous UnRealtor said...

Excellent article from Harper's Magazine:

"The New Road to Serfdom - an illustrated guide to the coming real estate collapse"

http://www.shloky.com/files/housing%20boom.pdf

Shorter link:
http://tinyurl.com/f47xb

7/20/2006 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, let businesses rape the environment. It's what's made Jersey's reputation so golden. Excellent long-term strategy. New Jersey-based builders who can't annex protected public lands will go build in the Dakotas. Everyone knows that.

Have you blamed Loretta Weinberg yet, Anon? She wants your guns.

7/20/2006 10:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loretta,

She's busy with her flock

7/21/2006 02:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its about time, Jackson is not going to allow this type of rogue builder to wander the state.
SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!!!!

This kind of monkey business, this state can do without, it threatens our basic life resource WATER

7/25/2006 05:25:00 PM  

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