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SECTION 24-0103
Declaration of policy
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 24, TITLE 1
§ 24-0103. Declaration of policy.

It is declared to be the public policy of the state to preserve,
protect and conserve freshwater wetlands and the benefits derived
therefrom, to prevent the despoliation and destruction of freshwater
wetlands, and to regulate use and development of such wetlands to secure
the natural benefits of freshwater wetlands, consistent with the general
welfare and beneficial economic, social and agricultural development of
the state.