Cabinet Powers Tested On Dredge-Fill Permits
Cabinet Tested On Dredge-Fill Permits
A newspaper article discussing a lawsuit in the Second Judicial Circuit Court of Florida against the Internal Improvement Fund (IFF). The article describes the suit as a petition to limit the IFFs veto powers over dredge-and-fill permits, powers granted to the fund via the Randell-Thomas Act in 1967. The Internal Improvement Fund was created in 1855 to oversee the management of certain public lands held by the State. The Fund was given the power to oversee the sale and development of public land, selling submerged and swampy areas to developers for draining and construction. The Randell-Thomas Act of 1967 further empowered the fund, giving it veto power of dredge-and-fill permits. Dredging and filling entails the excavation and drainage of submerged land, and subsequent fill in these areas to create land suitable for construction and development. The act also tasked the Fund with determining the environmental impact of potential dredge-and-fill projects.
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Digital reproduction of photocopied newspaper article: "Cabinet Powers Tested on Dredge-Fill Permits." The Orlando Sentinel.
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Binder 1972, Friends of Lake Apopka Archives, Ginn Museum, Oakland Nature Preserve, Oakland, Florida.
Friends of Lake Apopka Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1 newspaper article
Leon County Courthouse, Tallahassee, Florida
Little Munyon Island, North Palm Beach, Florida
Originally published by The Orlando Sentinel.
"Canady To Dig In Statutes." The Lakeland Ledger, October 7, 1973. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=nI1OAAAAIBAJ&sjid=fPoDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7392%2C1672154.
Knetsch, Joe. "State Lands History." Florida Department of Environmental Protection. November 10, 2008. https://www.dep.state.fl.us/lands/files/lands_history.pdf.