Wetlands Spy Cam

Massachusetts uses digitized arial photos to police wetlands encroachment.
January 22, 2004, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The first state in the nation to use such technology for wetlands enforcement, Massachusetts is blazing a trail that other states - and even national environmental groups - are likely to follow. The system is relatively affordable and far more comprehensive than relying on tips phoned in by citizens. And in the case of Massachusetts, despite deep cuts in the state budget, the new "smoking gun" photographic evidence is allowing it to flex its enforcement muscle - and bring cash into state coffers at the same time."

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Published on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 in The Christian Science Monitor
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