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Herring, DEQ File Suit Over Richmond County Development

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring and the Department of Environmental Quality are suing a development company over allegations it repeatedly violated environmental laws at a planned luxury, golf resort in Richmond County.

Herring alleges the Virginia True Corporation cleared land at Fones Cliffs along the eastern side of the Rappahannock River without a permit and failed to stabilize the land it was disturbing, among other violations.

He says the Department of Environmental Quality issued multiple violation notices this year, but the misbehavior continued.

The lawsuit asks the Richmond County Circuit Court to force the company to stop the violations and pay for quote, “predictable and needless damage that has been caused.”

An attorney for Virginia True said in a statement the company has taken issues raised by the Department of Environmental Quality seriously and will review any action taken by the Office of the Attorney General in a similar manner.

The statement adds the company remains firm in its commitment to resolve issues raised by the department.