JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - A Florida environmental group is suing the Army Corps of Engineers, alleging violation of federal law.
St. Johns Riverkeeper Inc. filed a complaint April 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers alleging it approved a project that could potentially harm the environment.
According to the complaint, St. Johns Riverkeeper suffered damages on behalf of the public that will be affected by the dredging of the St. Johns River and watershed. The plaintiff alleges the defendant approved the dredging project without considering the harmful consequences of the project to the environment.
St. Johns Riverkeeper seeks to declare that the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision issued by the Army Corps are arbitrary, capricious and not in accordance with the law, declare the defendant has violated the National Environmental Policy Act and the Administrative Procedure Act, enjoin the defendant, reasonable fees, court costs, expenses and attorney fees, and all additional relief the court deems just and proper.
The group is represented by attorney Kenneth B. Wright of Bledsoe Jacobson Schmidt Wright & Sussman in Jacksonville, Florida.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Case number 3:17-cv-00398-MMH-MCR