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EPA and Florida DEP sign agreement to stem degradation of state waterways

By Steve Newborn, WUSF News

On Friday, March 15th, the state of Florida and the U.S. Department of Environmental Regulation came to an agreement on "numeric criteria" that is aimed at stemming the degradation of Florida's springs, rivers and waterways because of high levels of nutrients such as phosphorous and nitrogen.

The Florida Legislature has until December of 2014 to approve the agreement, with bills on the plan expected to be put before lawmakers this session.