Last Thursday, Kate Ellison posted on her facebook page
the news that HPS II had dropped its lawsuit against Union County, Florida,
which had been going on since 2019.
The miners were attempting to overturn Union County’s rejection of their phosphate mining permit applicaiton, and Union County’s
changed land development regulations that prohibited such mining
except in a small area.
This is big news, although there may be more to come, and there are implications as far away as the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia.
Union County Times, Nutrien Phosphate Mine
Suwannee Riverkeeper has opposed this mine since 2017,
because it is uphill from the New River which flows into the Santa Fe River
and then the Suwannee River, and above the Floridan Aquifer.
Our Santa Fe River (OSFR) has been in the middle of this opposition all along,
so, not surprisingly, OSFR has posted an extensive review,
see below, naming many of the other people involved.
I’d also like to mention that, Continue reading