11th Circuit Lifts Florida Limestone Mining Ban

Law360, New York (May 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appellate court has overturned a lower court’s order that invalidated permits issued by the Army Corps of Engineers, lifting a 10-month ban halting limestone mining in the Lake Belt area wetlands in the Florida Everglades.

In a 2-1 decision Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit vacated and remanded two orders issued by the district court, finding that the lower court had “predetermined” that mining in the Lake Belt area was bad and had subsequently failed to grant the Corps the...
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