A proposed massive mall and entertainment complex at the Meadowlands has cleared a key environmental hurdle.

The Record reports that federal environmental officials gave the project a green light on Friday.

The newspaper says officials from the Environmental Protection Agency sent the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers a letter saying the agency was withdrawing its objection to the project after being satisfied by a wetland mitigation plan submitted by the developer.

Triple Five, the developer behind the American Dream complex, says it will eventually be the largest mall in the world.

The EPA says it's satisfied with the way Triple Five plans to replace wetlands that will be filled in during the construction process.

The project still requires additional federal approvals.

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