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Opinion: Compelling the DEP to Think Outside the Black Box

How much can one obscure court case do to prevent flooding, reduce water pollution, protect natural areas, compel a government agency to abide by its rules, and promote public participation in permit decisions on major developments?

Opinion: Compelling the DEP to Think Outside the Black Box

How much can one obscure court case do to prevent flooding, reduce water pollution, protect natural areas, compel a government agency to abide by its rules, and promote public participation in permit decisions on major developments?

Plenty, as it turns out.

In a densely worded 46-page opinion handed down last week by a unanimous three-judge panel of the Appellate Division, one court decision appears to have done all that and perhaps even more. (Full disclosure: This writer was the lead attorney for the winning side in that case.)

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