"Bill Clous may be accused of wetlands and soil erosion violations on East Bay Township land he owns, but his attorney said he used the "utmost care" and concern for the environment during earth-moving there."
The attorney further argued that "the land has not been "reshaped" and wetlands have not been dredged, as state and county regulators have charged".
Grand Traverse Prosecutor Dennis LaBelle, along with environmental and citizen groups including the Traverse Group of the Sierra Club and Sweetwater Alliance disagree, and want to see Clous, a repeat offender, punished to the fullest extent of the law.
Read the article published today in the Traverse City Record Eagle:
"Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life." ~Dalai Lama