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Timothy Mellon vs. East Haddam
| The billionaire faux- environmentalist lost his battle in Connecticut's Supreme Court the other day when he was told not only was he wrong for clear-cutting several acres of trees from long-standing nature preserves, but that he was to pay approximately $68,000 [US] in fines and to help remediate the damages he caused on land that did not belong to him.
Two cases, both ruled up last week, that Mr. Mellon has to comply with th elaw, just like any other citizen or property owner.
Here, all the cease and desist order did was prohibit Goodspeed from engaging in activity already prohibited by statute or regulations –
neither of which Goodspeed challenges. In other words, the cease and desist order, by its own terms, only prohibited Goodspeed from engaging in unlawful uses of its property.
The cases, Ventres vs. Goodspeed
and Roque vs. Goodspeed
make it clear that the Connecticut Supreme Court Justices do not consider billionaire scofflaws to be exempt from complying with the law. | Here's one of the fake environmental groups that Mr. Mellon's foundation funds Environmental Working Group; they conduct research and write working papers for Boise Cascade and 15 other major U.S. corporations represented in the EWG “farm subsidy database.”
Meet Donald Rumsfeld, the man who gave Saddam his WMDs
Pat Robertson advocates murder on the "700 Club"
| Always nice to see when people's true colors show forth. Some Christian! Turn the other cheek, indeed! Here's another take on this arrogant snot's actions from BlogCritics
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