The Latest On: The Wild
Earthjustice secured a victory this week when an administrative judge in Florida ruled that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection could not restrict the public’s boating access to Fisheating Creek, a wild and scenic waterway in South Florida’s Glades County. The DEP had planned to allow the agribusiness corporation Lykes Bros. Inc. to discharge thousands of dump-truck loads of sand into Fisheating Creek, permanently blocking the public’s navigation channel.
The federal Bureau of Land Management has approved an expansive coal exploration plan for ten new coal mines and the construction of access roads through previously undisturbed, natural lands rich with wildlife. The plan, submitted by a subsidiary of Arch Coal Inc., calls for the assembly of these mines at a site adjacent to the existing West Elk coal mine.