Tuesday, April 23, 2019
“In 2018, Florida’s waterways were afflicted with a serious outbreak of toxic algae which at its height, according to NOAA, covered nearly 90 percent of Lake Okeechobee,” Rooney said.
DeSantis nominated Bergeron to the board at the end of January but there were questions about how his business interests would impact his service.
This week, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., waded into fishing issues, calling to protect fisheries and “promote responsible management of forage fish.”
Rubio met with Bernhardt and weighed in on Wednesday and insisted that Bernhardt will not expand energy exploration off the coast of Florida. 
“Appropriated by Congress, this funding can be used for debris removal; emergency protective measures; and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged facilities such as roads, buildings, and utilities,” Crist’s office noted.
DeSantis also ordered an extension to remove debris.
“Wildlife trafficking is a grave and persistent threat to endangered animals across the world,” Buchanan said on Tuesday. “The RAWR Act would provide another tool to crack down on the billions of dollars generated by this illegal industry."
“I am proud to announce this funding for Collier County, as it is vital for a full recovery from Hurricane Irma,” said DeSantis on Tuesday. “Irma devastated this area and this funding has been a long time coming."
The legislation reauthorizes the EPA’s Section 319 Grant Program, which, as Mast’s office noted, “addresses nonpoint source pollution through state-run nonpoint pollution management programs and related technical assistance.”
Cory Morea, the FWC’s deer management program coordinator, said an extra deer is being allowed this year in part because the population is expanding.