Fla. DEP, Others Sued Over Inlet Pass Closure

Law360, New York (March 14, 2011, 6:33 PM EDT) -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and several other county, state and federal agencies were hit with a lawsuit Thursday over the closure of an inlet pass in Sarasota County.

In a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the Midnight Pass Society Inc. contends that the continued closure of Midnight Pass has meant ongoing harm to the surrounding environment, the local economy and the property of thousands of homeowners.

The society and other plaintiffs — including an avid fisherman and...
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