Category Archives: Environment Committee

No John’s Island Wastewater Effluent Pipe in the Lagoon

No John’s Island Wastewater Effluent Pipe in the Lagoon Commentary by Paul Fafeita in TCPalm.com on February 19, 2019 We’re all well aware of the seemingly endless string of already-existing ...

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Governor Silent on Oil Drilling in the Everglades

DeSantis Silent As Court Allows Oil Drilling in the Everglades Posted from FDP website on February 9, 2019 DeSantis Ran as a Champion of The Environment, but Goes Dark on Everglades ...

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Master Naturalist Addresses DWC

Indian River Lagoon in Peril The Indian River Lagoon is struggling, according to Florida master naturalist Barbara Bromberg. Bromberg, a longtime volunteer at the Environmental Learning Center, spoke to members ...

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Governor DeSantis Announces Water Quality Executive Order

Water Quality Policies A Focus for New Governor Newly-elected Republican Governor Ron DeSantis announced a new Executive Order focused on water policies, and asked for the immediate resignations of all ...

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Toxic Algae Blooms Represent Environmental Legacy of GOP

Outdoors Columnist Tells Florida: “Rick Scott hates you.” Republican Gov. Rick Scott isn’t just running for Senate this fall. He’s also running away from his dismal environmental record, which includes ...

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Senator Nelson is Fighting for Florida Waterways in Wake of Algae Crisis

NELSON, RUBIO CALL FOR PASSAGE OF WRDA BILL TO ADDRESS ALGAE CRISIS Aug 16, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) today called on ...

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Democrats Of Indian River Pass Environmental Emergency Resolution

Indian River County Waterways Should be Included in the Florida Environmental State of Emergency The Democrats of Indian River unanimously passed a resolution at their August meeting calling for Governor ...

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Memorial Island Vero Beach Florida

Scott’s Cuts to Water Quality Monitoring Network Played into Killer Algae Devastation

As Bouts with Killer Algae Rose, Florida Gutted Its Water Quality Monitoring Network Posted by the Florida Democratic Party, August 7, 2018 “Gov. Rick Scott…ordered budget cuts to water-management agencies for ...

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President of Pelican Island Audubon Speaks Out on Blue Cypress Lake Crisis

Blue Cypress Lake, Indian River Lagoon Being Impaired by Human Waste There is a foul secret among some agriculture operations in Florida and it relates to what comes out of ...

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Democrats of Indian River Home Page

Lagoon Meeting on Spoonbill Marsh Issue Thursday!

From the Indian River Guardian, April 9, 2018 Mark Shumann http://indianriverguardian.com/2018/04/09/lagoon-activist-urging-attendance-at-apri-12-meeting-on-spoonbill-marsh-issue/   Lagoon activist urging attendance at April 12 meeting on Spoonbill Marsh issue Stand up for your lagoon! We ...

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