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Media Roundtable: Environmental Advocates File Suit For JAXPORT Dredge Study Data

Meredith Fordham Hughes

Florida environmental advocates say the Jacksonville Port Authority and its consultant have refused to release key information about a study that is often used to bolster efforts to dredge the St. Johns River.The Environmental Legal Institute of Florida filed suit against JAXPORT and Pennsylvania consulting firm Martin Associates in circuit court Wednesday asking that the data being used to justify the dredging of the St. Johns down to a depth of 47 feet be released.

Joining us on our regular Friday media roundtable to discuss this and other stories is our panel of local journalists:

Additional topics include Charlie Crist's comments on race and the GOP, and Blake Bortles being drafted to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.