Endangered Tiger Salamander Trumps Sandy Recovery Efforts

Saying thousands of storm-damaged cars stored in Calverton pose a direct threat for the endangered tiger salamander, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has filed notices of violation against the property owners.  

Department of Environmental Conservation officials say part of that storage area is within 1,000 feet of a known breeding pond for the endangered tiger salamander. Failing to follow the order could trigger an administrative hearing by the DEC, and violations can be deemed a misdemeanor, punishable by fines of up to $2,350 per day for each endangered species on the site.

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