Group Sues Over Floodplain Development in Missouri

December 31, 2008

A St. Louis, Mo.-based conservation group is suing the Federal Emergency Management Agency over a development in the floodplain in St. Peters.

The Great Rivers Habitat Alliance has fought against the construction of the Premier 370 Business Park since it was proposed in 2000.

A lawsuit filed Dec. 23 seeks to reverse a change made to the floodplain map by FEMA that allows buildings at the site to buy federal flood insurance.

Attorney Bruce Morrison says the levee being built to protect the project doesn’t provide the necessary protection level.

A FEMA spokeswoman says the agency does not comment on pending litigation.

Information from: KWMU-FM,

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