Resident Fined for Riverside Excavation without a Clean Water Permit
A local resident canoeing along the Tobique River noticed that a large portion of the bank had been excavated. Responding to his complaint, the DOE inspected and charged a 53-year-old Grand Falls man with 2 Clean Water Act violations. After pleading guilty, he was fined $3,500 or 68 days’ in jail for doing work without a permit and $6,500 more or 133 days’ in jail for disobeying an order under the Act [Dana Marshall Gillespie, Govt. Press Release, Jan. 17, 2018].