Interveners say judge can’t rule on deal

The six-year legal battle regarding the future development of Rainbow River Ranch has again taken another twist, according to court documents.
Though Judge Steven Rogers has yet to officially rule on the settlement agreement, reached by the city of Dunnellon, Conservation Land Group LLC, the state Department of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the
Department of Economic Opportunities (DEO), Rainbow River Conservation Inc. and Frederick S. Johnston contend Rogers does not have the legal authority to review and approve the deal.