Clean Water Act Pits State vs Feds

Green algae clogs Chassahowitzka Spring in Citrus County
TAMPA (2011-11-22) -

The state was sued three years ago by environmental groups, who say too many nutrients are flowing into rivers and lakes, creating green outbreaks in what used to be clear waters. That lawsuit resulted in the EPA determining the state violated the Clean Water Act. But some business and agriculture groups have balked, saying it would cost them millions.

WUSF's Carson Cooper speaks with Cris Costello of the Florida Chapter of the Sierra Club, and Rich Budell, director of the Water Policy Office with the Florida Department of Agriculture.

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