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Floridians tell Tallahassee: do your job, pass a budget and fund Amendment One listen

06/01/15 Samuel Johnson
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Tags: Dwight Dudley, amendment one, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, Tallahassee, Cypress Point Park, Conservation, protection, water, Everglades, springs, Legislature, budget


Florida citizens are demanding state legislators uphold their duty and pass a budget to properly fund Amendment One. Saturday afternoon in Tampa and across the state, conservationists, advocacy groups, residents and local politicians rallied to put the Water and Land Conservation Amendment funding on the top of legislators minds.Florida House Representative Dwight Dudley thinks the unwillingness to fund Amendment One smacks of betrayal and tyranny.

In Tampa's Cypress Point Park more than 1...

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Environment Florida applauds new EPA clean water rule listen

05/29/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Friday
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Tags: water, environment, Environment Florida, Jennifer Rubiello, EPA, Clean Water Act, hillsborough river, pollution, Adam Putnam


This week the Environmental Protection Agency issued rules to clarify interpretation of the Clean Water Act; some farming groups are calling it an overreach.

But environmentalists, like Jennifer Rubiello, campaign director at Environment Florida, say it will protect waterways in the state.

Congress has sixty days to review the newly-proposed Clean Water rule.