Judge Rules Florida Exceeding Pollution Limits In The Everglades

The Florida Independent reports that a federal judge has ruled that the state of Florida is violating pollution limits designed to protect the Everglades. Judge Moreno sided with the federal government in its long-running dispute with Florida, charging that the state was allowing for too much pollution at Stormwater Treatment Areas that run into the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. The ruling says the state must do more and should set protective limits on phosphorus. Pollution in the Everglades from phosphorus, sulfate runoff, and methylmercury have many dangerous effects on animal and human life.