MIAMI HERALD: Florida has so far failed to fix the Everglades, feds say in legal fight over water

Miami Herald: Written by Jenny Staletovich. January 18, 2019.

Florida should not be able to pull out of a landmark legal settlement ensuring clean water reaches the Everglades before work is done and in the midst of the state’s ongoing algae crises, attorneys said this week.

In filings opposing a move by the South Florida Water Management District in November to end federal oversight of Everglades work, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Miccosukee Tribe and environmental groups claimed the settlement may be the one thing that has kept southern marshes free of the pollution that has ravaged other parts of the state.

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