Judge Freezes Mosaic's Phosphate Mining Project

Law360, New York (July 11, 2011, 5:11 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Friday issued another preliminary injunction barring Mosaic Co. from moving forward with a phosphate mining project in central Florida, handing a win to the Sierra Club in its lawsuit alleging Clean Water Act violations.

U.S. District Judge Henry Lee Adams Jr. ruled based on Mosaic's plans to begin mining a 700-acre portion of the Hardee County extension of the South Fort Meade phosphate mine. While the Sierra Club and others are fighting a dredge and fill permit the U.S. Army Corps of...
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