Fla. Can Set Its Own Water Pollution Limits, Judge Says

Law360, New York (January 8, 2014, 9:34 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge on Tuesday ruled in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in its bid to modify a consent decree that will allow the state of Florida to set its own water pollution limits within the state, saying the federal agency’s decision was lawful.

U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle ruled in favor of the EPA’s changes to a 2009 consent decree that had mandated the federal agency to adopt numeric limits on pollution for Florida’s waters. The changes will allow the state to...
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