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Environment Florida applauds new EPA clean water rule listen

05/29/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Friday
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Tags: water, environment, Environment Florida, Jennifer Rubiello, EPA, Clean Water Act, hillsborough river, pollution, Adam Putnam

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This week the Environmental Protection Agency issued rules to clarify interpretation of the Clean Water Act; some farming groups are calling it an overreach.

But environmentalists, like Jennifer Rubiello, campaign director at Environment Florida, say it will protect waterways in the state.

Congress has sixty days to review the newly-proposed Clean Water rule.