Gov. Scott Proposes $55M To Restore Fla.'s Springs

Law360, Miami (January 21, 2014, 7:43 PM EST) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday that he will direct $55 million in his proposed 2014-15 budget to protecting and restoring the state's hundreds of springs, which comprise a major recreational attraction and hold important connections to drinking water supplies.

Nutrient pollution, including high nitrogen levels caused by runoff from fertilizers and human and animal waste have resulted in algae blooms that threaten to disrupt the water quality and natural flow of the freshwater springs and the Floridian aquifer, which supplies the northern and central parts...
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