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Environmental – Administrative – Licenses & Permits – Real Property — Fill — Wetlands – Freshwater (access required)

State ex rel. N.C. Department of Environment & Natural Resources v. Pharr The trial court’s findings of fact and conclusions of law make it clear that the Army Corps of Engineers’ issuance of fill permits to the defendant-landowners did not “tip the scale” in favor of the landowners. The trial court gave more weight to the opinions of the landowners’ experts than to the plaintiff-agency’s expert in finding that any occasional flooding of the landowners’ property was due to rain and runoff rather than the tides.

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