EPA, Miami Agree To Higher Penalties In $1.6B Sewer Deal

Law360, New York (March 24, 2014, 5:24 PM EDT) -- State and federal officials involved in a $1.6 billion settlement resolving environmental violations at Miami-Dade County's sewer system said Friday they'd be willing to double the civil penalties to more than $2 million to resolve a federal judge's concerns with the deal, but disagreed that a special master was necessary to oversee the case.

Officials with the Environmental Protection Agency, the State of Florida and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection said in a court filing they have reached an agreement that would increase the civil...
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