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After Environmental Deal Abandoned, Line of Communication Severed

Posted on September 1, 2015

By Jensen Werley, JBJ

It’s been more than a week since Jax Chamber backed out of its written agreement with St. Johns Riverkeeper Lisa Rinaman, who said she has yet to hear a word on the matter from the chamber itself.

“It was quite a surprise,” Rinaman told the Business Journal in a phone interview.

The agreement bound the chamber to support the Riverkeeper’s efforts to breach the Rodman Dam and restore the Ocklawaha River, a longtime goal of local environmentalists. In return, the Riverkeeper agreed not to oppose the plan to deepen the St. Johns River shipping channel.


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