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Federal court hearing on water rules set for Tuesday as Putnam calls for 'victory lap'

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam says Floridians should enjoy a "victory lap" on the issue of federal water quality, but an attorney representing environmental groups suggests the state has nothing to celebrate.

U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle on Tuesday is scheduled to consider a request by environmental groups asking him to enforce a 2009 court agreement requiring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to set phosphorus and nitrogen limits in Florida waterways.

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