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St. Johns Riverkeeper Files Lawsuit Over Dredging

Posted on April 5, 2016

By Kumasi Aaron, News4JAX

The St. Johns Riverkeeper group filed a petition Friday against the state Department of Environmental Protection over the proposed dredging of the St. Johns River.

The Jacksonville Port Authority and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are planning to dredge the river to be able to accommodate larger ships and compete with other ports.

In February, the DEP issued a permit to allow the corps to dredge 13 miles of the St. Johns River from the mouth of the river to Brills Cut, which is near the JaxPort Blount Island terminal.


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