Manatee County Sued Over Mine
The environmental advocacy group Earthjustice filed two lawsuits in Circuit Court. One was filed against both Manatee County and Mosaic for the county's approval of mining in the Altman Tract. The second lawsuit is directed against the county, saying the public was shut out of the decision process.
Earthjustice also filed a lawsuit last year against the Army Corps of Engineers, saying the Corps failed to properly analyze the environmental issues before it issued the permit to dig on the 2,000-acre tract.
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