EPA Agrees To Set New Fla. Water Pollution Limits

Law360, New York (August 21, 2009, 6:20 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to set legal limits for fertilizer and waste pollution said to be causing harmful algae blooms in Florida's waters, settling a case filed by several environmental groups.

An attorney for the plaintiffs and an attorney for the government signed off on a consent decree in the case, which is lodged in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.

Limits on the nutrients the plaintiffs said were poisoning public waters were already...
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