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  •  We used to live adjacent to a huge piece of (4+ / 0-)
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    property owned by the Holmes Co. This company was renowned for clear cutting & made it there practice pay the $1000 fine  for cutting down unapproved trees trees.

    Scott might be thinking about the agency’s threat to triple those fines if he’s faced with a vote on rolling back EPA’s climate regulations.

    “They told him essentially that if he wanted to argue with them that they’d fine him $30,000 per house,” Scott said yesterday. “Those are Gestapo tactics.”

    They stood to make far more per tree. The fines were an inconvenience. Fortunately over the years properties surrounding them land locked them. All the neighbors held strong and refused their very generous offer to sell them a right of way easement.

    That time we won.

    Fines often aren't a good enough prevention

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