Setting the record straight on Pepin

June 28, 2013 | By JONATHAN WOOD

An editorial in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, discussing Pepin v. Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, accuses shadowy “development forces” of attempting to weaken Massachusetts Endangered Species Act (MESA) and prevent the state from protecting endangered species. The court’s decision will affect the degree to which we can ...


Mess-achusetts : state agency attempts to circumvent limits on its power, ignores property rights

May 20, 2013 | By JONATHAN WOOD

William and Marlene Pepin are defending their property rights from the Massachusetts’ Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.  The agency has regulated the Pepins’ property as habitat – prohibiting development unless approved by Division bureaucrats – even though their land could not be designated under the statute.  The Division is ...