Environment and Water Quality
Florida's continued economic prosperity and quality of life depends on water quality. Our springs, rivers, lakes and tidal waters at our beaches must be clean. Our amazing natural resources of the Everglades and Lake Okeechobee must be protected. Water quality and environmental protection are our top policy priorities. We can never lose sight of the fact that clean Florida water is at the core of our food supply, economic activity, and recreation.
More on Environment and Water Quality
U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., advanced two of her bills which were rolled into the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which cleared the U.S. House last week.
A dozen members of the Florida delegation are backing U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar’s, R-Fla., proposal which “incentivizes retired Navy ships to be repurposed into artificial reefs, boosting marine environments and creating recreational and economic opportunities in the process.”
Salazar introduced the “Reusing Equipment for Environmental Fortification (REEF) Act” on Tuesday with U.S. Rep. Ed Case, D-Hi., as the main co-sponsor.
Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Steube says he wants adjustments made to the new Lake Okeechobee regulation schedule announced by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers earlier this week.