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Environmental Groups Challenge the Corps’ Approval of Lake Belt Mining Permits (Case no. 03-23427 (WMH))

In December 2002, several environmental groups challenged the Corps’ approval of permits to 12 mining companies that approved rock mining on more than 5,000 acres of land in the historic Everglades.  The case was filed in federal District Court in the District of Columbia, and then transferred to the Southern District of Florida in 2003.