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Judge Issues Temporary Injunction for Sparrows Point Dredging Activities

The Baltimore Sun reports that a Baltimore County Circuit Court judge yesterday ordered Barletta Willis LLC, the owner of the Sparrows Point shipyard, to halt for 10 days dredging activities in the Patapsco River ship channel. Claiming that toxins embedd
December 18, 2006

The Baltimore Sun reports that a Baltimore County Circuit Court judge yesterday ordered Barletta Willis LLC, the owner of the Sparrows Point shipyard, to halt for 10 days dredging activities in the Patapsco River ship channel. Claiming that toxins embedded in the river sediment will harm the environment if disturbed, the Greater Dundalk Alliance’s LNG opposition team sought the temporary injunction and now must post a $750,000 bond to cover Barletta Willis LLC’s lost revenue if the dredging is ultimately allowed. Opponents of the proposed Sparrows Point LNG terminal have opposed dredging the channel because they believe the dredging will increase the likelihood that the terminal will receive federal approval. [Access to archived articles requires a fee.]

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