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Lake Okeechobee Pollution Limits

Case Number # 7128

Lake Okeechobee in Florida is overloaded with fertilizer and animal waste from cattle and dairy farms as well as other sources. Existing restrictions are inadequate to the task of cleaning them up. Earthjustice successfully sued to make the authorities follow the law and clean up waterways tributary to the Lake.

Press Releases

Thursday, June 1, 2006
Agency skirts Clean Water Act protections by allowing dirty waters
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Court ruling curbs pollution from dairy farms and cattle ranches into state's largest lake