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Vern Buchanan Continues to Call for More Federal Protections for Manatees

This week, a congressman from Florida showcased his proposal offering manatees the highest level of federal protection. Back in August, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., introduced a proposal to move West Indian manatees from threatened...

Florida Delegation, Led By Alcee Hastings, Vern Buchanan, Meets About Water Quality Issues

Sixteen of the 29 members of the Florida delegation attended the meeting which is the first the delegation has had this year. Buchanan said the good attendance showed how important water issues are in the Sunshine State. 

Florida Delegation Focuses on Water Quality Issues

On Friday, the two chairs of the Florida delegation--Democrat U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings and Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan--announced they would hold a meeting on “some of the most pressing water quality issues affecting the Sunshine State” which will include “red tide, harmful algal blooms, offshore drilling and other water quality issues.”
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Rick Scott Declares State of Emergency for Counties Hit by Red Tide

Scott issued an executive order on Monday afternoon.