Skoufis Statement on DEC’s $228K Penalty Against Clovewood
“Today the Department of Environmental Conservation took action against South Blooming Grove’s scofflaw developers.
“After years of Clovewood’s flagrant disregard for serious environmental concerns spanning water, sewer, and wildlife impacts; six total stop-work orders being issued by the DEC; and direct calls for action by my office and concerned residents, we’re finally seeing some enforcement by state regulators.
“This is one of the largest fines DEC has issued in recent years and I applaud the department for assessing these substantial penalties, a strong step to counter this high-density disaster. My office and I will continue to monitor the developers and, in the meantime, our message is clear: no one is above the law.”