EPA Delays Florida Water Pollution Rules by a Month

By: AP
By: AP

Tallahassee, Florida (AP) --

Federal water pollution rules covering Florida's rivers, lakes and streams have been delayed by a month.

The Environmental Protection Agency bowed Wednesday, Sept. 29 to pressure from Florida politicians including both of the state's two U.S.
senators. The adoption of the rules was pushed back to Nov. 14.

Agriculture and business interests as well as utilities oppose
the rules. They argue that compliance will be too costly and harm
the state's already sagging economy.

Environmentalists say they are needed to clean up pollution
that's causing algae to clog the state's waterways, killing fish
and causing health problems for humans.

EPA agreed to set the rules to settle a lawsuit by environmental
groups and comply with federal law.


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  • by Mark Location: Tally town on Sep 30, 2010 at 10:40 AM
    "Agriculture and business interests as well as utilities oppose the rules. They argue that compliance will be too costly and harm the state's already sagging economy." How will Florida's economy do when the tourist stop visiting due to pollution? We saw this on a small scale this summer at the Gulf Coast...
  • by Anonymous on Sep 30, 2010 at 08:17 AM
    WHY?!?!?! Cause they are all polluted!
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