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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Balancing act

Published July 20, 2008 Opinion
By any measure, water is critical to environmental and economic health. Pollute it sufficiently and it becomes virtually useless for drinking and recreation. But entire economies and communities would die if lakes, rivers and oceans were off limits to commerce.

Balance must be the objective.

In a broad sense, achieving a better balance is the goal of a lawsuit filed in federal court last week in Tallahassee by five environmental groups. They sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, contending that the EPA is violating the federal Clean Water Act by not setting new limits for urban and agricultural runoff that fuels algae blooms in Florida waterways.

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