Fla. Green Groups Close In On Water Nutrient Limits

Law360, New York (November 16, 2009, 6:50 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Monday signaled his intent to approve an agreement between environmental groups and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that would require the government to set more precise limits for waste pollution that observers say causes harmful algae blooms in Florida's waters.

At a hearing Judge Robert L. Hinkle of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida resisted objections from groups who sought to throw out the consent decree, which mandates the imposition of new nutrient standards, according to the plaintiffs'...
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