HB 703 Tampa Bay Times: Senator’s Green Claim Takes A Hit With Bill Sponsorship

Some environmentalist. Sen. Wilton Simspon, R-Trilby, talked like one, you might remember, before the start of the legislative session. Long term, he wants to be known as a champion of reclaimed water, he said, and discussed plans for a statewide system of reservoirs that would help spare our aquifer from excessive pumping. That ties in […]

Urgent Action Needed on House Bill 703–Form Email

Please take a few moments and let FL legislators know that you oppose House Bill 703. Here are some additional talking points: HB703talkpoints.328[3]

Palm Beach Post Commentary: Residents must fight state assault on Comp Plan

By Maggy Hurchalla State Rep. Jimmy Patronis, R-Panama City, is well-known in environmental circles. Florida Audubon Society says his bills are notorious for the damage they do. Every year Patronis introduces a “Christmas tree for lobbyists” who want to weaken environmental and growth management policies. The current Christmas tree, House Bill 703, is aimed at […]

New Ad Campaign: Attention Martin County Residents!

The Guardians of Martin County release a new ad campaign against House Bill 703.  While these commercials are airing in Martin County, this is an issue that is a concern for ALL Floridians!

Only support politicians who have proven track records of helping Indian River Lagoon

Op Ed written by Lynne Larkin, an attorney and a former member of Vero Beach City Council. “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” Instead of this being a punch line to an old joke, if we put good people in government, we wouldn’t be paying Big Sugar to pollute our waters or […]

Martin County Commissioners: Impact of HB 703 on Home Rule

  Martin County Board of County Commissioners   CALL TO ACTION – OPPOSE HB 703 – ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION BACKGROUND HB 703, an act relating to environmental regulation, was filed for consideration by the Florida Legislature on January 21, 2014. HB 703 is scheduled to be heard in its first committee of reference, the Agriculture & Natural […]

Opposition to HB 703 from Former U.S. Senator and Florida Governor Bob Graham

Former Governor of Florida and U.S. Senator Bob Graham is now Founder and Chairman of the Florida Conservation Coalition. The Coalition is made up of 50 environmental organizations from throughout Florida. Former Governor Graham tells Rep. Patronis that the Coalition will oppose the bill as it is currently written. Read the letter by clicking the […]