From Marshes to Shopping Malls

Developers -- such as the ones who want to build a mall inthe wetlands of New Jersey known as the HackensackMeadowlands -- are getting around the restrictions by purchasingcredits from a "wetlands mitigation bank".

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September 26, 2000, 2:00 PM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

Wetlands restoration is a complex process. Now it is made even more complicatedby developers such as the ones who want to build a mall inthe wetlands of New Jersey known as the HackensackMeadowlands. Developers are getting around the restrictions on development in protected wetlands areas by purchasing credits from a "wetlands mitigation bank"." mitigation banks are a source of controversyamong environmental groups. Many question if they work, andwhether a so-called restored wetland is better than what wasthere before."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Saturday, September 23, 2000 in Wired


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