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"Florida Matters" Radio Program Addresses Water Quality Regulation

Last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency agreed to set specific limits on phosphorus and nitrogen in Florida waters to settle an ongoing lawsuit. It's the first time the EPA has stepped in and set water quality standards for a state. The proposed regulations are out for public review and comment, and they are already drawing opposition from business interests and others. WUSF's weekly radio program took a look at the proposed rules and how they might help--or hurt--our state.

Host Carson Cooper discusses the new rules and their likely impacts with lawyer David Childs who represents wastewater utilities, Manley Fuller of the Florida Wildlife Federation, Jose Gonzalez of the Associated Industries of Florida, and David Guest of EarthJustice.