Posts Tagged ‘Clean Water Act’

Nelson, local leaders question Florida changing water pollution rules

By Erika Pesantes and Andy Reid August 31, 2016 Sun Sentinel With water pollution already fueling toxic algae blooms in Florida, the state shouldn’t allow more toxic chemicals to flow into waterways, South Florida officials warned Wednesday. U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson met with local leaders in Fort Lauderdale Wednesday to discuss concerns about the state’s plan…

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Big Agriculture choking our waterways

By Brion Blackwelder, Marc Yaggi August 8, 2016 Sun-Sentinel Shocking images of guacamole-like toxic algae in Florida focused national attention on how something that sounds innocuous — nutrient pollution — can cause tremendous economic damage to tourism, boating and fishing industries, and severe danger to public health and wildlife. If history is any guide, the…

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Report: Half of Florida lakes’ surface have ‘elevated’ algae levels

By Jim Waymer August 5, 2016 Florida Today Florida waters are growing greener, saltier and more toxic in some parts, according to a new report on the state’s waters. The report from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection shows a mixed bag for the state’s waters, with many trending toward more-frequent toxic algae blooms, fueled…

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Clean water shouldn’t be so complicated

By Paula Dockery Orlando Sentinel August 4, 2016 We all want clean water. It’s vital to our survival. Clean water is necessary to ensure public health. Water leaving our lakes, running through our rivers and entering our bays and estuaries needs to be clean to support our seafood harvesters, our sport fishermen, our tourism industry,…

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Regulators want to allow more toxic chemicals in Florida’s water

BY MARY ELLEN KLAS Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau Miami Herald July 25, 2016 A state panel will decide Tuesday whether to allow polluters to increase the level of toxic chemicals they dump into Florida rivers and lakes as part of the first update of the state’s water quality standards in 24 years. The governor-appointed Environmental Regulatory…

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