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SaintPetersblog: 2013 Legislative Winners & Losers: Florida wins fight to set its own water quality standards

Monday, May 06, 2013

For years, Associated Industries of Florida has been at the forefront of the Numeric Nutrient Criteria debate and has led advocacy efforts at both the state and federal levels.

AIF created the Numeric Nutrient Criteria Task Force, a unique partnership of business, industry, agriculture, private utilities, and local and state governments, which has been the driving force behind the creation of a state-based solution for implementing Numeric Nutrient Criteria in Florida.

AIF and the Numeric Nutrient Criteria Task Force scored a major victory this year when the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Environmental Protection Agency reached a landmark agreement on how to implement the NNC law in Florida. Following that, AIF led the charge to secure passage of legislation (SB 1808 and HB 7115) that codifies this agreement in statute.

Florida can now focus on real pollution problems, rather than litigation, speed up restoration and save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

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