Settlement on Cowbone Marsh Dredging Reached (USA)
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission must pay $1.28 million in restoration costs in a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency over the illegal dredging of Cowbone Marsh in Glades County, reports news-press.com.
This agreement is part of a $3.4 million settlement of 17 wetlands cases in six states across the federal agency’s Southeastern Region.
However, the conservation commission said the issue is far from over, and an attorney for Earthjustice, a nonprofit, environmental law firm, called the settlement “ludicrous.”
Dredging Today Staff, November 27, 2012; Image: dep.state.fl