Federal Judge strips Florida of its Clean Water Act permitting authority over everglades.

A United States Federal District Court judge has decided that Florida is unable or unwilling to regulate phosphorus discharges that have irrevocably damaged the Florida everglades. The court’s order strips Florida of its authority to issue NPDES permits for the states network of nutrient-scrubbing marshes. The judge wrote that he was compelled to take action because in the three years since his first order the state agencies charged with setting standards had been unwilling or unable to set those standards.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/04/26/2186756/judge-wants-epa-to-enforce-glades.html#ixzz1Kj6EQM2s

About James Pray

Attorney with BrownWinick Law Firm in Des Moines, Iowa.
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