The Environmental Protection Agency Board of Appeals has ordered that the agency must re-examine its approval of a permit for the nation’s first-ever industrial-scale aquaculture facility, finding the agency had made conflicting statements regarding whether the project would unreasonably degrade the marine environment. Two petitions to review the permit were filed by a consortium of groups consisting of the Center for Food Safety, Friends of the Earth, Recirculating Farms, Tampa Bay Waterkeeper, Suncoast Waterkeeper, Healthy Gulf, Sierra Club Florida, Center for Biological Diversity, Food & Water Watch, and Friends of Animals.

[To accompany Agency Update "EPA Board of Appeals Requires Agency to Revisit Approval of First-Ever Aquaculture Facility" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 138]