One Hundred Miles, a Georgia-based environmental group, is challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) elimination of seasonal limitations on dredging projects in a Georgia harbor that serves as habitat for protected sea turtles and other marine life. Plaintiff claims the Corps’ plan to commence year-round hopper dredging in Brunswick Harbor in 2023 would injure and kill “federally threatened sea turtles, as well as fish and other sensitive species” and that the decision is based on an incomplete environmental review in violation of the National Environmental Policy Act. Plaintiff seeks declaratory judgment and injunctive relief.
[To accompany Federal Court Case Law Update "Georgia Advocacy Group Sues Army Corps of Engineers to Protect Sea Turtles and Other Marine Life from Dredging Project" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 169.]