View Full Version : Florida Officials: EPA is Putting State Through Water Torture

09-18-2011, 11:52 PM
State and regional water officials poured criticism on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday, calling the EPA's proposed pollution standards heavy-handed, overly expensive and indefensibly "poor science." Appearing at a congressional hearing conducted by U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Ocala, a cavalcade of water experts disputed the EPA's tactics and questioned its motives...... Paul Steinbrecher, president of the Florida Water Environment Association Utility Council, said the EPA's numeric nutrient criteria are "rooted in poor science."........ "It was done to settle a lawsuit, not to meet an environmental need......Setting criteria for the entire state in an unrealistic time frame, they found...