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Environmentalists battle DEP, industries on two fronts

Nature photographer John Moran maneuvers a canoe through an algae, bloom in the Santa Fe River Tuesday, May 22, 2012. At right is Leslie Gamble. Photo by Doug Finger/ Gainesville Sun

Environmentalists said Thursday they will ask the Florida Supreme Court to require the governor and Cabinet to decide on a plan for a pollution pipeline into the St. Johns River approved by the state.

Also Thursday, the Earthjustice law firm and the Florida Wildlife Federation, which are fighting proposed state pollution rules, said an algae bloom on the Santa Fe River demonstrates the need for tougher federal rules instead of the state rules.

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