Judge Orders Immediate Enforcement of Limits on Sewage, Manure and Fertilizer Pollution

Tallahassee, FL —

A decade of delays in setting limits on sewage, manure and fertilizer contamination in Florida waters ended today with a ruling today by the federal court in Tallahassee. The court ruled that enforceable new limits on this pollution cannot be delayed any longer and, in fact, must go into effect in three weeks.

Warning sign on Caloosahatchee River in June 2011. (Mike Dove)

Warning sign on Caloosahatchee River in June 2011.
(Mike Dove) View photo slideshow.
“Florida political and environmental leaders have been struggling for 20 years to come up with a way to stop huge green toxic algae outbreaks that plague Florida lakes and rivers,” said Earthjustice Attorney David Guest. “Today we finally turned the corner.”

Read the rest of the article from Earth Justice here.

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