TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Two environmental groups and a pair of citizens want Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet to block a Palatka paper mill's plan for a pipeline to discharge wastewater into the St. Johns River.
They said they served notice Wednesday on the officials, who serve as trustees for state lands and waters. They'll ask the Florida Supreme Court to step in if the matter can't resolved within 15 days.
The Florida Clean Water Network, Environmental Youth Council of St. Augustine and two individuals from Duval and Putnam counties want the justices to order the trustees to review the project and require "equitable compensation" from the Georgia-Pacific mill if it is allowed to go forward.
Scott chairs the trustees. His office had no immediate comment Thursday.
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