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Lake Okeechobee Pollution Limits

Overview

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.

Case ID

7128

Clients

Environmental Confederation of Southwest Florida

Case Updates

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