Governor DeSantis announces major water policy reforms

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Tallahassee, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2019) – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order 19-12 (Achieving More Now For Florida’s Environment), implementing major reforms to ensure the protection of Florida’s environment and water quality.

“Our water and natural resources are the foundation of our economy and our way of life in Florida,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “The protection of water resources is one of the most pressing issues facing our state. That’s why today I’m taking immediate action to combat the threats which have devastated our local economies and threatened the health of our communities.”

Click to see what the order calls for:

Tell City of Fort Pierce to protect the headwaters of the Indian River Lagoon

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BHT Auto wants to locate a wrecked vehicle storage site at 3798 Selvitz Road, in Fort Pierce.  This would place wrecked vehicles which can leak gas, oil and other toxic chemicals, along the bank of 10 Mile Creek, a headwater stream of the Indian River Lagoon and upstream from numerous county preserves including the Oxbow Eco-center.  The property floods when it rains and the runoff is carried directly into 10 Mile Creek, which flows into the North Fork of St. Lucie River and then the Indian River Lagoon.  These water bodies are both designated as Aquatic Preserves!  This is not the kind of industry that we want along the bank of any waterway, let alone one that feeds our Aquatic Preserves!   
 
Click below to sign a petition telling the city of Fort Pierce to protect this stream from leaking, wrecked automobiles. 

PROTECT CLEAN DRINKING WATER

Petition for Friends of Earth Action: The EPA just announced a new attempt to gut the Clean Water Rule -- threatening the drinking water of one in three Americans. Last year, a Supreme Court ruling slowed down this attack from the Trump Administration. Now, the EPA must consider public input before proceeding. We need your help to stop the Trump Administration from making our drinking water more polluted!

Tell the EPA: Don’t gut our critical water protections!