Posts Tagged ‘Environmental Regulatory Commission’

We can’t ignore Florida’s water quality

By Ron Patrick September 18, 2016 Tallahassee Democrat Florida must not become Flint. Florida elected leaders have embarked on a path to allow even more pollution in our waterways. At a time when the governor of Florida failed to appoint the environmental seat and the local government seat to the Florida Environmental Regulatory Commission, the commission…

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Cancer-causing chemicals will go nicely with toxic algae, flesh-eating bacteria

Fred Grimm August 18, 2016 Miami Herald Such auspicious timing. Rick’s gang at the state Environmental Regulations Commission could hardly have picked a more gruesome year to loosen restrictions on toxic chemicals dumped into Florida’s waterways.   A deluge of benzene, beryllium, trichloroethane, dichloroethylene and other known carcinogens ought to blend nicely with the stinking…

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Toxic water rule delayed after Seminole Tribe sues

By Mary Ellen Klas August 11, 2016 Miami Herald TALLAHASSEE Florida environmentalists are hoping that a legal challenge by the Seminole Tribe of Florida will provide the catalyst to force state regulators to redo a controversial rule that raises the levels of some of the toxins allowed to be dumped into Florida’s drinking waters. The…

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Clean water shouldn’t be so complicated

By Paula Dockery Orlando Sentinel August 4, 2016 We all want clean water. It’s vital to our survival. Clean water is necessary to ensure public health. Water leaving our lakes, running through our rivers and entering our bays and estuaries needs to be clean to support our seafood harvesters, our sport fishermen, our tourism industry,…

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Regulators want to allow more toxic chemicals in Florida’s water

BY MARY ELLEN KLAS Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau Miami Herald July 25, 2016 A state panel will decide Tuesday whether to allow polluters to increase the level of toxic chemicals they dump into Florida rivers and lakes as part of the first update of the state’s water quality standards in 24 years. The governor-appointed Environmental Regulatory…

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