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Champlin’s Marina: Updates on CLF’s Oldest Active Case
by Jerry Elmer

Champlin’s Marina may be CLF’s oldest active case. Originally filed in 2003, the case has been to the Supreme Court (more than once), Superior Court (more than once), and the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) (more than once). The most recent hearing before CRMC was Tuesday evening, July 31, 2012. Here is how this came…

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After Seven-Year Litigation, CLF Applauds CRMC Decision to Deny Champlin’s Marina Expansion
by Jerry Elmer

It was thrilling to attend the meeting of the RI Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) last night, where the Council voted unanimously to reject the application of Champlin’s Marina to expand by several hundred feet into the Great Salt Pond of Block Island. The vote probably brings to a final conclusion a lawsuit that CLF has been fighting for the last seven years in the CRMC, in the Superior Court, and in the R.I. Supreme Court.

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RI Supreme Court Decision Overturns Ruling that Would Have Allowed Champlin’s Marina Expansion
by Conservation Law Foundation

Providence, RI February 18, 2010 – Affirming the need for proper procedure when deciding the fate of the State’s vulnerable coastal resources, the Rhode Island Supreme Court today overturned a Superior Court ruling that would have allowed the expansion of Champlin’s Marina into Block Island’s Great Salt Pond. The decision was hailed by Conservation Law…