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Water Quality: EPA Takes Over

Last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency agreed to set specific limits on phosphorus and nitrogen in Florida waters to settle an ongoing lawsuit. It’s the first time the EPA has stepped in and set water quality standards for a state. The proposed regulations are out for public review and comment, and they are already drawing opposition from business interests and others. This week, we’ll look at the proposed rules and how they might help -- or hurt -- our state.

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David ChildsLawyer with Hopping Green & Sams in Tallahassee
Manley FullerPresident of the Florida Wildlife Federation
Jose GonzalezVice President of Governmental Affairs for Associated Industries of Florida
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The EPA has scheduled a series of public hearing about the proposed nutrient limits:

February 16, 2010 - Tallahassee
Florida State University Conference Center
555 West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1640 Map
10 a.m. to noon
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

February 17, 2010 - Orlando
Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal
7800 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819 Map
1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

February 18, 2010 - West Palm Beach
Holiday Inn Palm Beach Airport
1301 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33405 Map
Noon to 5 p.m.
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.



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