Articles appeared on line on June 3rd and 4th about a battle between homeowners who were attempting to rebuild homes on Plum Island and the MA DEP. According to WCVB.com, the DEP had imposed conditions on rebuilding that included a restriction that no structures could be built to combat erosion. The property owners claimed the condition was unconstitutional and obtained some help from the Pacific Legal Foundation. “Sources said that late last week just hours after the Pacific Legal Foundation emailed its legal challenge to state officials, the DEP called Newbury officials to say they'd be withdrawing their Order of Intervention on Trout’s permit application” according to the website.
If anyone out there knows somebody that is involved in this matter, suggest to them that the story would make a great article for REBANews.
Read more: http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/boston-north/controversial-conditions-put-on-plum-island-homeowners-trying-to-rebuild/-/11984708/20412248/-/jrykdvz/-/index.html#ixzz2VGeNCST6
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