Enviros Sue Army Corps Of Engineers Over Okefenokee Swamp Protections

"The Southern Environmental Law Center is suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over its summer decision to remove Clean Water Act protections from almost 600 acres of wetlands next to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.

Those acres are the proposed site for Alabama-based Twin Pines Minerals' titanium dioxide mine that environmental groups and experts argue will devastate the black water swamp.

The four organizations represented by the SELC in the suit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia are the National Wildlife Refuge Association, National Parks Conservation Association, Defenders of Wildlife and the Center for Biological Diversity. "

Marisa Mecke reports for the Savannah Morning News November 15, 2022.

Source: Savannah Morning News, 11/16/2022