New England Dragway to Pay At Least $100,000 for Wetland Protection Violations

May 17, 2017

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The New Hampshire Attorney General’s office has reached a settlement with New England Dragway in Epping over violations of state environmental laws.

At issue were alterations the company made to about three and a half acres of wetlands during an upgrade of their facilities in 2012.

According to the attorney general’s office, the company later realized they made the alterations without the required permits and self-reported the violation to the state.

Christopher Aslin is with the AG’s office. He says a majority of the $250,000 fine will be waived as long as no further violations are made.

“Essentially, for self-reporting and doing the full restoration we’re giving them a little bit of a break," said Aslin. "But the $100,000 is remaining and that’s going to be paid by them over a 5-year period.”

The company has since restored the majority of the affected wetlands.