Enviros Say Planned Wal-Mart Store In NJ Flouts Regs

Law360, New York (June 25, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has been hit with a lawsuit from environmentalists who claim the agency ran roughshod over environmental considerations when it approved the development of a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. superstore in a protected wetland.

The Pinelands Preservation Alliance and local property owner Michael Perlmutter allege in a June 17 suit in New Jersey federal court that the agency skirted numerous environmental requirements and failed to seek necessary public input on a proposed 190,000-square-foot store in the Pinelands National Reserve.

The suit...
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