`Open fields' leads to conviction

Shanoff, Barry
November 1997
World Wastes;Nov97, Vol. 40 Issue 11, p58
Trade Publication
Offers insights on a case involving Michigan businessman John Rapanos, whose conviction for illegally filling wetlands was upheld by a federal appeals court. Rapanos' ownership of a 175-acre tract that he wanted to sell for development as a shopping mall; Results of preliminary findings on wetlands located within the property; `Open fields' doctrine.


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