"Florida's Everglades Plan Gets EPA Approval"

"MIAMI — Federal environmental regulators on Wednesday approved an $880 million state plan intended to dramatically reduce the flow of farm and suburban pollution into the Everglades."

"Both sides hailed the agreement as a milestone in a decades-long dispute over cleaning up the River of Grass. If approved by two federal judges, it would commit Florida to a major expansion of projects intended to clean up storm run-off before it flows into the Everglades, adding to the $1.8 billion the state has already poured into cleanup efforts.

In a letter announcing the approval of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, regional administrator Gwen Keyes Fleming said the state's plan represented 'a significant and historic milestone in restoring America's Everglades.'"

Curtis Morgan reports for the Miami Herald June 14, 2012.

Source: Miami Herald, 06/14/2012