Bill to save seagrass and manatees gets first blue-green light

Officials would have to inspect septic tanks every five years. A bill to reduce algal blooms, and protect Florida’s declining manatee population, is inching forward in the Legislature. A Senate panel voted unanimously Monday to approve the proposal (SB 832), which would implement the state Blue-Green Algae Task Force’s recommendations on prevention, cleanup and mitigation. […]