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.