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Brian Mast Unveils the PROTECT Florida Act to Defend Waterways

On Monday, Mast showcased the “Prioritizing Revised Operations To Eliminate Cyanobacteria Toxins in Florida (“PROTECT Florida”) Act which “requires the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize public health, including prevention of toxic cyanobacteria, the integrity of the Herbert Hoover Dike, Everglades restoration and tribal water quality laws.”
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Ron DeSantis Declares Victory on Environmental Priorities After Legislative Session Ends

“Thanks to the leadership of Governor DeSantis and the support of our legislative leaders, Florida is making historic investments in our environment,” said Valenstein.

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell Moves into Leadership on House Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee

U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oreg., the chairman of the committee, and U.S. Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Calif., the chairwoman of the subcommittee, announced the promotion on Thursday.

Florida Delegation Wants Full Funding for Everglades Restoration, Water Quality Projects

U.S. House Appropriations Committee leadership “urging House appropriators to fully fund Everglades restoration and water quality infrastructure projects.”
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Florida Republicans: Donald Trump’s Budget Needs More for Everglades Restoration

Trump’s proposed budget includes $63 million for Everglades restoration, far short of the $200 million that Gov. Ron DeSantis and U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rick Scott, R-Fla., asked for.
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Matt Caldwell: Creating Healthy Estuaries Means Rejecting Hate

"We cannot allow our efforts to be derailed once again by petty and vindictive politics."

Ron DeSantis Opts to Keep Noah Valenstein as DEP Secretary

The decision won the applause of the Everglades Foundation and other environmental groups.

Ron DeSantis Proposes $91.3 Billion Budget

DeSantis is looking to spend more on the environment and education. 
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Ron DeSantis Wants $2.5 Billion Over Four Years for Water Resources, Everglades Restoration

DeSantis called for $360 million each year for Everglades restoration. 

Francis Rooney, Florida Delegation Urge White House to Continue Support for Everglades Restoration, Water...

On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., sent a letter to President Donald Trump, which every member of the Florida delegation signed.

Ron DeSantis Signs Executive Order Reforming Environmental, Water Quality Protection

"The protection of water resources is one of the most pressing issues facing our state. That’s why today I'm taking immediate action to combat the threats which have devastated our local economies and threatened the health of our communities."
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Marco Rubio Opposes Kendall Parkway in Miami Dade

Rubio appeared on NBC 6 Miami and said that the expressway project needs to take a backseat to Everglades restoration. 
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