Fla. Agro Cos. Challenge EPA Water Nutrient Rule

Law360, New York (January 28, 2011, 1:50 PM EST) -- Three Florida agriculture companies have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over regulations setting maximum acceptable levels of nitrogen and phosphorus within the state's bodies of water.

Florida Pulp and Paper Association Environmental Affairs Inc., Southeast Milk Inc. and the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association claim that the EPA's nutrient pollution rule is not based on sound scientific evidence and encroaches on the state's authority under the Clean Water Act in a complaint filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida....
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