Mitigation Bank Can Fight Wetlands Permit For Road Project

Law360 (July 12, 2018, 8:25 PM EDT) -- A Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday that a private mitigation bank trust has standing to challenge a wetlands mitigation permit issued to the Florida Department of Transportation for a road-widening project because it has an interest in enforcement of the state's mitigation statute in the same watershed area where the mitigation bank is located.

Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal reversed the dismissal of Bluefield Ranch Mitigation Bank Trust's challenge to a South Florida Water Management District permit to the FDOT for a project to widen the Beeline Highway near Lake Okeechobee, ruling that the private mitigation bank had sufficiently established...

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