Fla. Bill Would Expand Water Quality Credit Trading Program

Law360, Miami (February 12, 2013, 6:12 PM EST) -- A Florida legislator on Tuesday introduced a bill that would authorize the state to implement a water quality credit trading program through which polluting entities could buy and sell water pollutant reductions.

Rep. Cary Pigman, R-Sebring, filed H.B. 713, which would extend water quality credit trading beyond the Lower St. Johns River Basin, where a pilot program has been in place since 2008. A trading program would help continue the restoration of the surface water resources of the watersheds of Lake Okeechobee, the Caloosahatchee River and...
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