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(Photo: Anabaenaalgae bloom in Caloosahatchee River at Franklin Lock, June 17, 2008)

A federal appeals court today struck down a challenge filed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and several chemical companies and upheld a clean water settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and conservation groups. 

The 2009 settlement requires EPA to set limits on sewage, fertilizer and manure in Florida’s waterways to prevent the toxic algae blooms that have suffocated waterways across the state. Download Earthjustice 048-Court Opinion – Appeal Dismissed[1]
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