Fla. Groups Call EPA Water Rule Too Costly

Law360, New York (January 11, 2011, 5:25 PM EST) -- Two Florida nonprofit organizations have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, saying a rule aimed at protecting aquatic life in the state's flowing waters and lakes would be too costly.

Florida League of Cities Inc. and Florida Stormwater Association Inc. filed a lawsuit Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, seeking to halt a rule that provides Florida standards for the amount of phosphorus and nitrogen in flowing waters and lakes.

The nonprofits claim the rule is too strict for its...
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