The Latest On: Clean Water For Florida
After a long litigation process over cleaning up Florida’s waterways, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a combination of federal and state rules to address water pollution. The rules are expected to strengthen enforcement and address the wide-spread problem of toxic, slimy algae bloom on Florida’s waters.
Earthjustice attorney David Guest says it was a “channel restoration project” that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission was required to do after it took over the creek and adjacent lands from agribusiness company Lykes Bros. in a 1999 lawsuit settlement agreement. Instead, the state is moving to fill a major portion of the creek with sand.