Bloomberg Law
May 25, 2023, 3:48 PM

Federal Fight Over Mine at Okefenokee Refuge Escalates on Venue

Bobby Magill
Bobby Magill

A legal battle over a federal wetlands decision expected to imperil Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp is escalating with a mining company’s motion to transfer the lawsuit from Washington, D.C., to Georgia.

Twin Pines Minerals LLC wants a case over the fate of its titanium dioxide mine moved to southern Georgia, near the site of the swamp and mine, because it grapples with local issues.

But environmental groups suing to halt the mine say they want the lawsuit kept in Washington because it involves a national wildlife refuge and an Army Corps of Engineers decision that was made in Washington, according to ...

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