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Groups sue EPA over water quality, 'catastrophic' manatee deaths in Florida

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Environmental groups want the EPA to reassess water quality standards for Florida's Indian River Lagoon. In 2021, a record 1,000 manatees died, mostly due to starvation, leading the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to classify the deaths as an unusual mortality event that "demands immediate response"
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Conservation groups sue EPA over Florida manatee deaths caused by "preventable" pollution

Conservation groups want the EPA to reassess water standards for important manatee habitats.

2 months ago·New York, United States
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Tampa Bay Times

Conservationists sue EPA over Florida water quality, manatee deaths

The groups file a second lawsuit filed over Florida’s manatee starvation crisis, which is driven by pollution and algae blooms killing seagrasses.

2 months ago·Tampa, United States
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The Free Press

Groups Sue EPA Over Florida Water Quality, Manatee Deaths

Three conservation groups have filed a second federal lawsuit involving poor water quality in Florida that is blamed for “catastrophic mortality” of

2 months ago·Tampa, United States
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FOX13news

Florida conservation groups sue EPA over water pollution killing off manatees, sea turtles

Conservation groups in Florida sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for not doing enough to keep water pollution from killing off marine life.

2 months ago
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WOFL

Groups sue EPA over water quality, 'catastrophic' manatee deaths in Florida

The number of manatee deaths in Florida leaped to 1,101 last year, after averaging 625 the prior five years. The state had already recorded 537 deaths through April 29 this year.

2 months ago
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Orlando Weekly

Conservation groups sue EPA over record manatee deaths

Three conservation groups have filed a second federal lawsuit involving poor water quality in Florida that is blamed for “catastrophic mortality” of manatees. The Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife and the Save the Manatee Club filed the lawsuit Tuesday in federal court in Orlando.

2 months ago
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