Environmental Group Takes On Proposed Seaport Tower

Jon Chesto, The Boston Globe

But the Conservation Law Foundation represents a formidable foe, given its platoon of attorneys and the ease in which it can engage in a legal war.

“This is a sweetheart deal for one developer,” said Bradley Campbell, the organization’s president. “We think this is a very dangerous precedent. . . . If this project is approved as is, we would certainly go to court to enforce Chapter 91.”

Campbell is referring to an 1866 state law, one based on a centuries-old legal doctrine that the sea and shoreline should belong to the public and not to one particular person.

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