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Posted Tue Jul 31 2012: from Associated Press:
Florida water pollution rules in election-year limbo
When the Obama administration agreed to set the first-ever federal limits on runoff in Florida, environmental groups were pleased. They thought the state's waters would finally get a break from a nutrient overdose that spawns algae, suffocates rivers, lakes and streams and forms byproducts in drinking water that could make people sick. Nearly three years later -- with a presidential election looming and Florida expected to play a critical role in the outcome -- those groups are still waiting. The rules, originally scheduled to take effect in March, now won't be active until next January, and even then could be replaced altogether by state-drafted regulations. In fact, a growing number of regulations are being delayed at federal agencies or at the White House.
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