Tag: environmental protection agency

Florida Delegation Urges EPA Not to Ban Pesticide Which Helps Strawberry Production

Members of the Florida delegation on Capitol Hill from both parties are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to not ban Thiram, a pesticide used to protect crops. At the end of last week, U.S....

Kat Cammack, Al Lawson Lead Florida Delegation Urging EPA to Approve Pesticide Used for...

Last week, U.S. Reps. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., and Al Lawson, D-Fla., led a bipartisan letter with members of the Florida congressional delegation to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting an expeditious approval of...

House Committee Passes BrIan Mast’s Northern Estuaries Restoration Plan, $100 Million for Estuary Protection

This week, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., advanced seven pieces of legislation to address water quality and water infrastructure needs in Florida as part of the “Water Resources Development Act.” The biennial piece of legislation,...

Kathy Castor Backs EPA’s Decision to Allow States to Decide Gas Emission Standards, ZEV...

This week, with the support of a congresswoman from the Sunshine State, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it would “reinstate California’s authority under the Clean Air Act to implement its own greenhouse...

Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Join GOP Senators Calling on EPA to Stop WOTUS Overreach

Last week, Florida’s two Republican U.S. senators--Marco Rubio and Rick Scott-joined U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-SD, and every Republican in the chamber in a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S....

Vern Buchanan Applauds $105 Million EPA Loan to Bee Ridge Water Reclamation Facility

Last week, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., applauded the approval of a $105 million low-interest rate loan to the Bee Ridge Water Reclamation Facility (BRWRF) Expansion and Wastewater Treatment Conversion Project from the U.S....

EPA Sending More Than $275 Million to Florida From Infrastructure Bill for Water Resources

Last week, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan announced that Florida will get $275.4 million in federal funds as part of the $1.75 billion infrastructure bill Congress passed on a party-lines vote last...

Rick Scott Highlights Environmental Agenda in Letter to Michael Regan

In his letter, Scott also stressed the importance of ensuring Florida receives the funding and federal support needed to preserve our waterways, environment and natural resources.

Brian Mast, Gayle Harrell, Toby Overdorf Want Corps of Engineers to Eliminate Discharges from...

“The Army Corps has determined that discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie are unnecessary for flood control and that eliminating these discharges can actually be beneficial to water supply, the environment and more,” Mast said. “The Army Corps must not settle for incremental progress but rather should take the bold action needed to protect Floridians and stop government-sanctioned poisoning.”

Angie Craig, Brian Mast Get Local Water Protection Act to the House Floor

Craig introduced the bill, which U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., are backing in the upper chamber, earlier this month.

Angie Craig, Brian Mast Champion Local Water Protection Act

Craig introduced the bill, which U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla., are backing in the upper chamber, on Thursday.

South Florida Congresswoman Leads Letter For EPA to Protect Air Quality, Address Smog Hurting...

The letter highlights the debilitating health defects of smog and the disproportionate impact on communities of color. The EPA’s recent proposal is to maintain the 2015 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for smog, despite evidence that a more protective standard is needed.
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