EPA Proposes Stricter Nutrient Limits On Fla. Water

Law360, New York (January 19, 2010, 6:01 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed numeric limits on nutrient pollution in Florida waterways, the first such rule for any state.

The EPA on Friday announced the proposed rule, which puts in place a series of numeric criteria for the amount of phosphorous and nitrogen pollution allowed in Florida's lakes, rivers, streams and canals.

The rule satisfies part of an EPA settlement with the Florida Wildlife Federation and several other environmental groups, which sued the agency in 2008 under the Clean Water Act seeking to...
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