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Brian Mast Introduces Bill to Stop Army Corps From Releasing Toxic Discharges in Florida...

Mast introduced the bill on Friday and weighed in on it earlier in the week. His office noted the legislation “would make it illegal for the Army Corps of Engineers to discharge water containing algal blooms with a level of toxicity above the Environmental Protection Agency’s human health standard of 8 parts per billion microcystin.”

Florida Delegation Helps Get the Water Resources Development Act Through the House

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., noted that the bill contains provisions “reducing toxic discharges from Lake Okeechobee, expediting construction of the EAA Southern Storage Reservoir and developing new technology to combat harmful algal blooms.”

Brian Mast Asks Trump for $250 Million for Everglades Restoration

“We fought tooth and nail last year to secure a historic increase in funding for Everglades restoration. Now it’s time to build on that momentum and continue doing everything we can to protect our ecosystems and stop harmful discharges,” Mast said on Wednesday.

Marco Rubio, Rick Scott, Michael Waltz Want to Change Water Quality Allocation to the...

Waltz’s office stressed that the Sunshine State would benefit from changing the formula and maintained that it would not add to federal spending. Back in 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency recommended that Congress change the formula.

Michael Waltz Leads Florida Delegation Wanting to Modernize Florida Water Quality Allocation

This week, freshman U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., led a letter with more than a dozen members of the Florida Delegation to the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee requesting an update to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) formula to ensure adequate funding for Florida’s water quality projects.

Marco Rubio, Amy Klobuchar Take Up Local Water Protection Act in the Senate

“In Minnesota, we take the quality of our 10,000 lakes very seriously, and we all want to preserve the quality of these important waterways for generations to come,” Klobuchar, who is running in the crowded Democratic presidential primary, said on Thursday.
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Francis Rooney Pushes for More Funds for EPA to Fight Toxic Algae

U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., the vice chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee despite being in his first term in Congress, wrote to U.S. Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Calif., on the matter, urging him to match the Senate’s appropriation level which is an increase of $1.5 million.

Al Lawson Helps Lake City Gateway Airport Secure Almost $7 Million in Federal Funds

This marks the first time in a decade that the airport is getting a major renovation.
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