Florida Gov. Wants EPA Water Quality Edict Lifted

Law360, New York (April 22, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Friday said state regulators would ask the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to rescind a finding that Florida needed new pollution limits in order to comply with the Clean Water Act.

Scott said he authorized the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to file a petition with the EPA seeking a withdrawal of its determination that federally imposed standards on nitrogen and phosphorus levels in Florida waters were necessary, saying such regulation should be left to the state.

The EPA’s January 2009 determination...
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