Fla. Creek Dumping Plan Should Be Axed, ALJ Says

Law360, New York (July 8, 2013, 5:01 PM EDT) -- A Florida administrative law judge on Wednesday said the state Department of Environmental Protection shouldn't allow a state environmental agency to fill a creek that's been altered by brush clearing with millions of pounds of sand because the project won't restore its natural conditions.

In a recommended order, Administrative Law Judge Bram D.E. Canter said the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's proposal to backfill about two miles of Fisheating Creek should be denied because the plan doesn't follow a settlement in which the agency promised...
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