Port of Palm Beach: Army Corps gives OK to deepen waterway

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given its approval to a plan to deepen and widen the entrance channel to the Port of Palm Beach.

The corps' approval comes despite opposition from civic and environmental groups that say the project threatens endangered species, fishing, recreation and homeowners.

The Palm Beach Post reports the plan comes with a price tag near $90 million.

The port's director says it will still be years before work begins. Army brass, the federal Office of Management and Budget and Congress also need to give their OK.

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