Wakulla Springs cleanup plan on hold, DEP swamped by BMAP protests

Cleanup plans for Wakulla and a dozen other Florida springs are on hold after critics — including environmentalists and builders — met a Friday deadline to challenge them in administrative court.

The Florida Home Builders Association was joined by 10 building and environmental groups in asking for a delay in the implementation of the Basin Management Action Plans signed by Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Noah Valenstien last month. Two individuals also filed petitions challenging the plans for the Suwanee and Santa Fe rivers.

Those opposed to the plans say they are narrow in scope, weak on enforcement, and ...