“Upon receiving the news yesterday, our office began working with the St. Johns River Water Management District as well as state and local officials to keep an eye on the situation as it develops" said U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho.
“There are no words for the communities and livelihoods left in ruins by the storm, but my hope is that there will be action – because our Panhandle is at risk of being forgotten” said Nikki Fried.
With Miami hosting Super Bowl LIV in February 2020, Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to ensure it doesn’t hurt the environment in South Florida.
Rooney insisted this has been “one of the worst red tide and Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) outbreaks seen in our area” and ACOE leadership knows of the “existing limits of the LORS and how LOSOM can mitigate these harms once the HHD is completed."
Mast offered his take on LORS “which dictates when and in what volumes the Army Corps discharges water from Lake Okeechobee to the coasts” and took the gloves off.
“Michael is the first hurricane to make landfall in the United States as a category 5 since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, and only the fourth on record."
"This is America, this is Florida, and we’re letting our people live in those conditions? We’re letting our children suffer. We’re letting our children live in tents. It’s wrong."
The two Florida congressmen are calling on President Donald Trump to back a “permanent moratorium on oil and gas drilling and pre-leasing activity East of the Military Mission Line in the Gulf of Mexico.”
Southerland, now the chairman of Stand Up North Florida which defines itself as a “grassroots coalition that was formed to advocate for equitable allocation of resources to the region,” spoke before the state Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government on Tuesday about the region’s economic and environmental needs.
“My administration is committed to helping the Florida Keys make a full recovery from Hurricane Irma,” said DeSantis. “I will continue to work tirelessly to get recovery dollars to these communities.”