$1.6B Miami Sewer System Settlement Gets Rejected

Law360, New York (March 10, 2014, 4:57 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Thursday refused to approve a settlement requiring Miami-Dade County to spend $1.6 billion over the next 15 years to improve its sewer system, recommending that the county agree to pay a higher fine for Clean Water Act violations.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the county struck a deal last year that required Miami-Dade to pay about $1 million in civil penalties in addition to the large-scale improvements, but U.S. District Judge Federico A. Moreno suggested the county got off too...
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