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Environmental groups to challenge federal judge's ruling allowing state water quality rules

David Guest of Earthjustice, right, speaks during a Jan. 22 news conference announcing plans for a "Clean Water Declaration." Thursday, environmentalists filed an appeal challenging state water pollution rules. Photo by Bruce Ritchie.

Environmental groups on Thursday filed a notice in federal court that they are appealing a federal judge's order in January siding with Florida and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on their agreement in 2013 allowing the state to set pollution standards in waterways.

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