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Federal District Court Rejects Clean Water Act Challenge to Panama City Airport

On October 30, 2008, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida rejected an environmental interest group's challenge to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' issuance of dredge-and-fill permits for construction of the new Panama City Airport.  In Florida Clean Water Network v. Grosskruger, the court rejected plaintiffs' challenges to the Corps' definition of the project purpose and its consideration of alternatives and mitigation.  Another suit (NRDC v. FAA) challenging the FAA's Record of Decision for the new Airport remains pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.