Thanks to activism like yours, we have been making progress. More than 50 local governments in Florida have passed strong urban fertilizer laws. The EPA also developed stronger limits for nutrient pollution in Florida that are set to be enforced in 2012.
But there is still toxic algae in our water and Florida's biggest polluters are not taking a vacation this summer. The new pollution limits set out by the EPA are under attack again:
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) is trying to weaken the new limits; and
The U.S. House of Representatives just passed a bill that would gut the Clean Water Act and the new limits along with it.