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Lake Belt Permits Again Rejected by Federal Court

On remand from the 11th Circuit’s decision vacating the district court’s 2006 and 2007 orders invalidating 12 permits allowing mining in the Lake Belt region of the historic Everglades, the district court again rejects the permits, using a more deferential standard of review, and remand to the agency to revisit its decisions.  (Case No. 03-23427-CIV-Hoeveler)  The 11th Circuit upholds this decision in January 2010.