EPA Inks Settlement With Puerto Rico Over Wetlands

Law360, New York (August 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with the Puerto Rico Land Authority resolving allegations of Clean Water Act violations related to development projects in protected wetland areas.

Under the settlement, the PRLA will pay a $25,000 penalty and set up a $100,000 interest-bearing account used to establish a management program to protect the island's wetlands, the EPA announced Tuesday.

“The protection of wetlands continues to be a priority for EPA,” said EPA regional administrator Alan J. Steinberg. “This far-reaching settlement will provide the...
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