Wash. Aquaculture Permit Damages Environment, Suit Says

Law360, New York (August 11, 2017, 5:11 PM EDT) -- The Center for Food Safety on Thursday sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a permit that allows the expansion of shellfish aquaculture in Washington state, accusing the Corps of failing to properly consider or disclose the environmental impacts.

Washington touts shellfish aquaculture as an important part of its rural areas’ economies. But the complaint said the Corps’ 2017 renewal of a five-year Clean Water Act permit allows the state to expand the industry at the cost of marine habitats for other species, such as...
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