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Environmental Groups File Lawsuit Against EPA on Dead Zone

March 20, 2012

By Associated Press, Published: March 14

NEW ORLEANS — Environmental groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency to force the federal government to curb an overdose of nutrients from farms and cities that end up in the nation’s rivers, lakes and coastal waters. The groups say the nutrients cause toxic algae blooms and the massive low-oxygen “dead zone” that crops up every summer in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Additional coverage:

The Daily Comet – Environmental groups file suit over dead zone
The Advocate – Plaintiffs seek action on ‘dead zone’ in Gulf of Mexico – Nutrients causing Gulf ‘dead zone’ subject of suits against EPA

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