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Monday, 03 September 2012 03:45

Farmton Mitigation Bank: Don't Let the Biggest Bank Get Robbed!

Written by  Janet Stanko

We need you to help this petition succeed.

  • Target: U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Sponsored by: Janet Stanko on behalf of ECARD, Volusia Flagler Sierra Club, & Space Coast Progressive Alliance

Miami Corporation wants to build a new city in and around a 24,000 acre wilderness that it turned into a wetland mitigation bank. Miami Corporation is paid millions of dollars to save this land forever. But now Miami Corporation has applied to the US Army Corps of Engineers to remove land from the bank and start construction of the new city.

In 2000, Miami Corporation contracted with the US government to turn this wilderness into the Farmton Mitigation Bank—the largest mitigation bank in the United States.  This land, part of the Florida Wildlife Corridor project, is home to many disappearing species, including the black bear, the bobcat, and possibly the Florida Panther. 

Tell Meg Gaffney-Smith, (Chief of Regulatory Program of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) & Osvaldo Collazo (Branch Chief of Jacksonville District of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) that Farmton Mitigation Bank is a forever bank and Miami Corporation’s application must be rejected.

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