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United States v. Rivera Torres

Citation: 17 ELR 20813
No. No. 86-1917, 656 F. Supp. 251/25 ERC 1785/(D.P.R., 02/20/1987)

The court holds that the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA) applies to Puerto Rico, and a mangrove forest located on firm, wet soil and separated from the sea by dunes is an "adjacent wetland" within the meaning of the Act. The court first rules that the FWPCA applies to Puerto Rico....

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