(9.9) Ocklawaha River Basin News Updates
OCKLAWAHA RIVER BASIN
News and/or Updates
An Information, Opinion, & Sources Report
Compiled by Ocklawahaman Paul Nosca
Created: 08 January 2017
Last Revised: 20 February 2018
FEBRUARY 16, 2018:
TODAY, February 16, 2018, I have carefully, closely, and entirely reviewed the 91 numbered paragraphs (plus the several unnumbered paragraphs between them) -- PARAGRAPH BY PARAGRAPH -- of the October 10, 2017 "Florida Defenders of the Environment et al v. United States Forest Service" "COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF" (United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida [Case Number: 3:2017cv01128]) comparing them to the January 19, 2018 "FEDERAL DEFENDANT'S ANSWER TO PLAINTIFFS' COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF" (USFS responses), again PARAGRAPH BY PARAGRAPH (91 numbered plus several unnumbered).
These two documents are available to the public for viewing on the Florida Defenders of the Environment website. http://fladefenders.org/
The United States Forest Service (designated as the "Federal Defendant") January 19, 2018 response to this entire litigation is in short, "Federal Defendant denies any allegations of the Complaint, whether express or implied, not specifically admitted, denied, or qualified herein." As far as the USFS is concerned their opinion is that the "Special Use Permit" between FDEP and USFS is still in effect even though it has expired.
WE WILL SEE HOW THIS LEGAL ACTION PLAYS OUT in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. GOOD LUCK to FDE and their excellent legal team and thank you for keeping all of us informed as to the goings-on regarding this matter.
"Ocklawahaman" Paul Nosca
Administrator, "FREE THE OCKLAWAHA RIVER BY THE BREACHING OF RODMAN DAM" online petition