July 30, 2008 8:54 AM

Judge says EPA ignored law, failed to protect Everglades

A federal judge slapped the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to enforce the federal Clean Water Act when it approved a revised schedule for cleaning up contaminated water flowing into the Everglades from Lake Okeechobee — avoiding a December 2006 deadline to reduce pollutants in the Glades.

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