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Water pollution

Florida Wildlife Federation v. McCarthy

A district court granted EPA's motion to amend a consent decree requiring it to adopt numeric criteria for Florida's waters unless the state does so first. Florida adopted new nutrient criteria, but for some waters, the criteria are not...

Florida Clean Water Network v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court remanded to EPA its determination that several provisions of Florida's "impaired water rule" are not new or revised water quality standards and, thus, not subject to approval by the Agency. An environmental group...

Florence v. Crescent Resources, Ltd. Liab. Co.

The Eleventh Circuit held that a district court should have remanded to state court individuals' strict liability claims against a development company for groundwater and surface water contamination. The individuals initially filed...