EPA proposes stricter water laws in Florida

01/17/2010 | Miami Herald (free registration), The

In a move that could cost industries and governments more than $1 billion, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing limits on phosphorus and nitrogen levels in Florida's lakes, rivers, streams, springs and canals. The proposal comes after the EPA's settlement in August with five environmental groups that sued the federal government for not adequately enforcing the Clean Water Act in Florida.

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