Florida Sues EPA to Block New Water Regulations

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tallahassee, FL (AP) - Florida is suing the federal Environmental Protection Agency in an effort to block implementation of new clean water regulations.

The suit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Pensacola
alleges the rules that apply only to Florida are unfair, arbitrary
and lack scientific support.

Business and agriculture interests as well as some utilities
have opposed the rules they claim will cost billions to implement.
EPA officials say those cost estimates are wildly exaggerated.

The agency agreed to impose the regulations to settle a federal
lawsuit by environmental groups that say pollution is choking
Florida waters with algae blooms.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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