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Commission easily approves steps involving long-standing controversies

Environmental Regulation Commission members listen to a presentation on transparency criteria for the Fenholloway River at the Gulf of Mexico. Photo by Bruce Ritchie.

The state Environmental Regulation Commission on Thursday approved two rule changes without controversy although the topics involved have been controversial for years. 

The commission approved water quality standards for numerous estuaries as part of an agreement between the Department of Environmental Protection and federal officials. The commission also required there to be less dark water in the Fenholloway River where it flows into the Gulf of Mexico.

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