Court Upholds Army's Permit In Fla. Pollution Suit

Law360, New York (December 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- An appeals court has ruled that the the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not exceed its authority under the Clean Water Act when it issued a permit authorizing all landowners engaged in suburban development in the Florida panhandle to discharge dredged material into federal waters.

In a ruling handed down Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, a three-judge panel said that the permit is within the scope of federal rules limiting the type of activities allowed so they are “similar...
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