Update: Judge Orders Halt at Barge Docks

A federal judge has ordered Lydia Ann Channel Moorings to cease operations of its barge mooring facility in the Lydia Ann Channel.

Senior District Judge Janis Jack had this to say:

“In sum, LACM is operating a large-scale, unpermitted fleeting operation in an environmentally sensitive area with its lease in default,” the judge wrote. “It is unacceptable that LACM can continue operating under these circumstances without any sort of consequences. Accordingly, LACM must cease conducting operations in the Lydia Ann Channel from the date of entry of this order until further order by the court.”