JAXPORT Dredging Plan Raises Concerns

On Tuesday, August 11, 2015, St. Johns Riverkeeper filed a Notice of Intent to Sue the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding the proposed St. Johns River harbor deepening project.

In April 2014, the Corps issued its Final Environmental Impact Statement for the JAXPORT proposal to dredge 13 miles of the St. Johns River from a depth of 40-feet to 47-feet, finding the plan to be “economically justified” and “environmentally acceptable.”

St. Johns Riverkeeper showed concern over the project and intends to challenge the Corps for “a failure to provide appropriate in-kind mitigation for the environmental damage that will result from the dredging, insufficient assessment of the environmental impacts, violations of the Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act and a flawed economic assessment.

Lisa Rinaman, the St. Johns Riverkeeper said: “Regrettably, the Army Corps of Engineers has underestimated the environmental impacts, overstated the economic benefits, and done nothing to offset the damage that will occur, leaving us with no choice but to challenge this project.

For more information about this issue, click here.

 

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Aug 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1

Eastern Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference

Wednesday (10/16/19) afternoon will start the program with an opportunity to take the Dredging 101 course.

read more >

10TH Annual Conference Dredging in India

The conference will focus on strategies and solutions to meet the future dredging requirements…

read more >

Australasian Coasts and Ports 2019

Conference Theme “Future directions from 40°S and beyond” reflects the increasing awareness about the need to find suitable…

read more >

PORTS Conference

The PORTS Conference series is internationally recognized as an outstanding opportunity to network with…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply