Ex-Florida Environmental Chiefs Seek Water Rule Delay

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tallahassee, FL (AP) - Three former Florida environmental
protection chiefs are seeking a delay in federal rules designed to
clean up water pollution that causes algae blooms.
They sent a letter Thursday to the Environmental Protection
Agency asking for more study. The rules are opposed by business and
agriculture interests and many politicians.
The letter was signed by former Department of Environmental
Protection Secretaries Colleen Castille and Virginia Wetherell and
Jake Varn, secretary of a predecessor agency, the Department of
Environmental Regulation.
David Guest, a lawyer for environmental groups supporting the
rules, said he wasn't surprised because widespread pollution
occurred on the former officials' watches. The rules are due next
month.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Jay Location: Over round home on Oct 15, 2010 at 03:42 PM
    IT IS TIME FOR fLORIDA A D dep TO STOP SUPPORTING POLLUTERS AND START PROTECTING OUR AQUAFER, RIVER, SPRINGS, AND Gulf OF MEXICO.MRS WHETHERELL IS ON THE BOARD for Buckeye in Perry and we all know how bad Buckeye's record is and why she would support delays. Its time the public is protected and not the people making money off lax regulation. Virginia is saling us out for profit shame on her
  • by Pete Zahut on Oct 15, 2010 at 05:39 AM
    The 3 people named were nothing but toadies for developers and polluting corporations. Tape their lying mouths shut, and dump them down the hole left in the ground at the mine in Chile.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 15, 2010 at 04:16 AM
    All of these water protection rules should have been enacted a decade ago. Business, agriculture and industry need to learn how to operate with less waste and pollution. How much more can it cost their profits?, they are already keeping workers pay low to ensure they have maximum profit levels now.
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