Category Archives: Environment Committee

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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Democrats Oppose the Use of Public Funds for Brightline

Democrats Say No to Brightline Tonight, local legislators will meet with the public at 5:30 to discuss the implications of “All Aboard Florida,” aka “Brightline,” on our community at the ...

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Indian River Lagoon Imperiled by Board of County Commissioners

Proposed “Improvements” for the Oslo Boat Ramp will harm the Indian River Lagoon In 2014, over 2,300 citizens signed petitions against the Oslo Road boat ramp dredge-and-fill project.  Over 100 ...

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Falcon Heavy Launch Reignites Interest in Science

America Rallies in Support of New Space Exploration   AND YET, REPUBLICANS OPENLY HOSTILE TO SCIENTISTS AND FACTS — TRUMP APPOINTEES UNQUALIFIED TO LEAD FEDERAL AGENCIES — AGENDA CUTS RESEARCH, ...

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Off-shore Drilling Bad for Florida, Bad for America

OFFSHORE DRILLING IS POLITICS, NOT POLICY. LET’S OFFER AN ALTERNATIVE. The New Year began with the Trump’s administration’s stunning plan to open America’s coastlines to offshore drilling, from sea to ...

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