BRUNSWICK, Ga. (Legal Newsline) – A nonprofit organization concerned with the conservation of Georgia's coast and one of its members allege a dock constructed at a national park in the state adversely impacts the park's ecology.
Center for a Sustainable Coast and Karen Grainey filed a complaint on May 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia against National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior and Cumberland Island National Seashore Superintendent Gary Ingram alleging violation of Cumberland Island National Seashore Enabling Act.
The plaintiffs allege that Lumar LLC, an owner of property within the Cumberland Island National Seashore, sought permission from the Georgia Coastal Resources Division and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build a dock at the Cumberland Island National Seashore and was granted permission.
The plaintiffs allege the dock violates the Cumberland Island National Seashore Enabling Act because it is incompatible with preserving the primitive state of Cumberland Island and adversely impacts ecology there.
The plaintiffs are seeking declaratory judgment against the defendant's actions, costs and expenses of the action, attorneys' fees and other relief deemed fit. The plaintiffs are represented by Robert Jackson of Robert B. Jackson IV LLC in Atlanta.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia case number 2:19-CV-00058