Images from 
Environmental Regulation in Michigan: A Blueprint for Reform
Images from 
Environmental Regulation in Michigan: A Blueprint for Reform
Hart Enterprises Inc., a medical device manufacturer with around 100 employees, is located on a nine-acre plot in an industrial park in Sparta, Mich. Hart personnel design and manufacture specialty medical needles and customized medical devices used in hospitals around the world. But when the company wanted to expand its parking lot to accommodate new employees, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality blocked it, claiming that the quarter acre of land adjacent to the lot (pictured at right) was a “regulated wetland.”