Lawsuit filed against University of Florida over public record regarding fertilizer restrictions

September 21, 2011


The Sierra Club has filed a lawsuit against the University of Florida alleging that it is violating Florida's public records law by not releasing details of scientific reviews of a controversial paper on fertilizer restrictions.

The 2009 paper, known as "Unintended Consequences," backs away from earlier recommendations by the university's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences to restrict how and when fertilizer is applied to keep it from polluting waterways, where it blamed for causing devastating algae blooms.