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June 28, 2013

Setting the record straight on Pepin

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 protect our local ...

May 20, 2013

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

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 actin ...