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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.”

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.

Brian Mast: Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule ‘Has Been a Total and Absolute Disaster’

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.
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Francis Rooney Calls on Army Corps of Engineers to Monitor Toxic Algae

“In 2018, Florida’s waterways were afflicted with a serious outbreak of toxic algae which at its height, according to NOAA, covered nearly 90 percent of Lake Okeechobee,” Rooney said.

Angie Craig’s, Brian Mast’s Local Water Protection Act Clears the House

The legislation reauthorizes the EPA’s Section 319 Grant Program, which, as Mast’s office noted, “addresses nonpoint source pollution through state-run nonpoint pollution management programs and related technical assistance.”

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.”

Brian Mast’s Local Water Protection Act Gains Momentum on Capitol Hill

At the end of last month, Mast paired with U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn. to unveil the “Local Water Protection Act” which “increases grant funding for state and local governments to decrease water pollutants..."

Brian Mast: Army Corps of Engineers Needs to Stop Discharges to the St. Lucie...

“The letter encourages the Army Corps to achieve the goal of lowering lake levels prior to wet season by maximizing flexibility elsewhere in the system, including full utilization of dispersed water management projects and other structures south of the lake."
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Army Corps of Engineers Discharging More Water from Lake Okeechobee

The Corps announced Saturday that it will release water over the next three weeks to both the St. Lucie and the Caloosahatchee Rivers. Their plan is release the water now in the hopes that less water will have to be released during the rainy season. 

Brian Mast Brings Back South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act

According to the congressman’s office, his proposal “will amend existing federal law aimed at combating harmful algal blooms to require the first-ever specific federal assessment and action plan to reduce harmful algal blooms in the Greater Everglades region.”
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Rick Scott Looks Back at What He Accomplished as Governor of Florida

On Monday, his last full day in office, outgoing Gov. Rick Scott released a public letter outlining her accomplishments during his eights years in Tallahassee.   Florida Legislators and Fellow Floridians: When I ran for Governor of...
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Predictions for Florida Politics in 2019

Following the 2018 election, new leaders will man the helm Florida. Below is a list of predictions for the Sunshine State's political news in 2019. 5. Florida Lt. Gov. Jeanette Núñez will emerge as a...
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