New Court Battle Brews Over State, Federal Water Rules

Florida’s long-running fight about water-quality standards for rivers, lakes and springs could be headed toward a federal appeals court in Atlanta. Groups on both sides of the fight have given formal notice they could appeal a federal judge’s ruling about what are known as “numeric-nutrient criteria” — an issue that has drawn widespread attention from state policymakers, local governments, business lobbies and environmentalists. The South Florida Water Management District also filed such a notice Wednesday [April 25], mainly to make sure it is in a legal position to address issues that might be raised by other groups or agencies. The notices stem from a February ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle in a case about the Environmental Protection Agency’s effort to require new water-quality standards in Florida.  (Read Full Article Here)

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