If the Bellingham Herald's account below is correct, the scale of fines related to the federal government's case for blueberry farming this 10-acre parcel seem unbelievably mean-spirited and way out of proportion:
"Under the new lawsuit, filed Aug. 29, EPA could seek several penalties, including an order to make Rader and Uptrail Group restore the site to its pre-fill condition at their own cost. The lawsuit also could seek civil fines of up to $32,500 per day for each day the wetland has been clear - or more than $86 million as of the time the case was filed."
Read more here: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2013/09/13/3200551/lynden-blueberry-farm-faces-another.html#storylink=cpy
Without analyzing the ins and outs of the case or the letter, WE definitely admire Kershner's grit and willingness to stand up and fight for someone like this.