water quality standards

Activists are abandoning a federal challenge of Florida’s water quality standards after the Trump Administration refused to step in.

Tighter Requirements Sought For Environmental Panel

Dec 21, 2016
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After a controversy this year about new water-quality standards, a Democratic senator Tuesday filed a proposal that would tighten requirements for the state Environmental Regulation Commission.

Everglades Water Quality Nearly At Acceptable Levels

Dec 19, 2016
Associated Press

After more than two decades of work to restore water quality in the Florida Everglades it’s now nearing federal and state standards.

Judge Won't Block Changes In Water Standards

Oct 12, 2016
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An administrative law judge has refused to block the Florida Department of Environmental Protection from moving forward with new water-quality standards as legal battles continue over the controversial plan.

The Seminole Tribe of Florida’s legal challenge to controversial new water quality standards may come down to a game of beat the clock.

Researchers around the world say mollusks are threatened because of climate change. There are about 70,000 kinds of mollusks, ranging from clams to octopi. 

They say young mollusks are vulnerable to things like ocean acidification because their shells are soft. They’re worried that can cut down populations or even cause them to disappear.

Palm Beach Post

Protestors around the state tried to convince the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it, not the state, should be in charge of water quality standards, the Florida Times-Union reports.