The Everglades Water Supply Summit took place on January 17th and 18th. It was a well attended, and planned event and I was glad to be asked to be a part of it.
Comparisons are being made between Amendment 2 in 2006 and a proposed amendment to ban oil exploration. The big differ- ence between the marriage amendment and the ban on drilling is that the marriage amendment was put on the ballot by over600,000 Floridians, not legislators, after a lengthy petition drive. The Florida Legislature refused to [...]
This week the Legislature convened for a Special Session called by Governor Crist to consider placing a constitutional amend- ment banning offshore oil drilling on the November ballot. I have been asked to share my thoughts about the Special Session w ith many of you and we thought it appropriate to communicate directly with you [...]
For several months I’ve been speaking out against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s imposition of federal water standards for Florida. Despite our national leadership in water quality improvement and large-scale restoration programs, Florida is being singled out by the EPA.