US, Rapanos Settle Civil Case In Wetlands Dispute

Law360, New York (December 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Michigan developer whose wetlands dispute with the federal government led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act has settled his civil case.

John A. Rapanos has agreed to pay a $150,000 civil penalty and re-create about 100 acres of wetlands and buffer areas to resolve alleged environmental violations at three sites in Midland and Bay counties in Michigan, the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Monday.

He will pay about $750,000 to make...
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