EPA Cuts Pollution Deal With Florida Officials

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection came to an agreement this week on new standards for water pollution in the state. The deal pleases the state’s business community — but outrages environmentalists.

After years of negotiation, federal and state officials agreed on new criteria for two nutrients blamed for much of the state’s dirty water and dead fish. According to the Miami Herald, the two agencies “have agreed to new limits on nitrogen and phosphorus, two nutrients blamed for much of the state’s worst water quality problems.”

Read the rest of the article on the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting website.