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Florida GOP Congressmen Back Suzanne Bonamici’s Blue Carbon For Our Planet Act

According to Bonamici’s office, the bill “will strengthen federal research on blue carbon and take steps to protect and restore coastal blue carbon ecosystems" by creating a “national map and inventory of coastal blue carbon ecosystems and their sequestration potential, study the effects of climate change and other environmental stressors on rates of carbon sequestration, improve and expand protections for existing coastal blue carbon ecosystems, and restore degraded ecosystems.”
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Florida Congressmen Team Up on the Prevent Harmful Algal Blooms Act

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., introduced the “Prevent Harmful Algal Blooms Act” which U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., is cosponsoring. 
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Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Don Young Team Up to Push for $3 Billion for Coastline Projects

U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., brought out the “Shovel-Ready Restoration Grants for Coastlines and Fisheries Act” on Friday and she showcased it this week. U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, the longest-serving Republican in the U.S. House’s history and the current dean of the House, is the lead cosponsor of the proposal. 
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Ron DeSantis, Miami Super Bowl Host Committee Launch Ocean to Everglades Environmental Project

With Miami hosting Super Bowl LIV in February 2020, Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to ensure it doesn’t hurt the environment in South Florida.
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