Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Boyd to Host ACF River Forum

Congressman Allen Boyd has scheduled a Congressional Forum in Chattahoochee on July 21, to discuss the impact the southeastern drought and low freshwater flows are having on the ACF River System.

Invited to participate in the forum are representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Florida’s stakeholders, local business owners, local oystermen, and experts on the ACF River System.

Maybe during this forum the Florida stakeholders will seize the opportunity to urge Congressman Boyd to use his influences to insist upon the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers compliance with the U.S. District Court of Appeals February 5, 2008, ruling.

Afterward, should the ACOE continue to disregard the Courts ruling then the stakeholders should join to create an ACF River System Legal Defense Fund to fight for the preservation of our Apalachicola Bay and River System.

If we are not willing to stand and fight to protect our own way-of-life, then how can we honestly expect someone else to do so?

HERE to review the U.S. District Court of Appeals Ruling.

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