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On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., brought out the “Northern Estuaries Restoration Plan (NERP).” The bill will “force the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take action to address harmful algal blooms and end...
President Joe Biden’s administration is determined that Washington dictates water policies to Florida. If Florida says no, Washington bureaucrats are ready to just take what they want. Every Floridian needs to be worried because, in addition...
Every Floridian wants to see the Everglades and Lake Okeechobee, two of our best-known and most precious natural resources, restored to health. We all want our economy and $90 billion-a-year tourism industry to thrive. These legislative proposals that get us there faster and cheaper deserve our support.
This funding would build upon the $250 million for Everglades restoration that Scott fought for and secured from the Trump administration last year and ensure continued support for federal and state efforts to preserve and protect Florida’s environment for future generations.
“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.
In recent years, harmful algal blooms have impacted both coasts of our state, devastating the economy and harming native wildlife that is not found anywhere else on earth. This issue has united Floridians and we are confident that we can persevere with your support.
The first term congressman joined members of the South Florida Water Management District in taking a tour of the Kissimmee River Restoration Project, the Boma Water Quality Treatment and Testing Facility, the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Project, the Caloosahatchee River West Basin Storage Reservoir and the Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation Project.
First elected to the post in 2018, Fried is the only Democrat to hold statewide office in the Sunshine State.
On Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis visited the site of the Caloosahatchee (C-43) West Basin Storage Reservoir to break ground on the embankments and canals to complete this Everglades restoration project.
On Thursday, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., wrote Col. Andrew Kelly, the Jacksonville District commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, urging the Corps to avoid discharges to the C-44.
Now in his second term on Capitol Hill, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., scored a win this week as his “South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act” cleared the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee--while a fellow Florida Republican helped amend it to include the Indian River Lagoon.
“For the first time ever, the Army Corps admitted to willfully and knowingly releasing toxic water containing cyanobacteria and harmful algal blooms from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers,” Mast’s office insisted.