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Policy Action Alerts

Act now to stop the gutting of clean water protections in Florida

SB 918 is a large water bill that while purporting to modernize water policy actually proposes to gut policies to control nutrient pollution at its source through eliminating regulatory policies and programs to keep nitrogen and phosphorus pollutants out of upstream water flowing to Lake Okeechobee, the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers, as well as the Everglades.  While SB 918 includes several provisions that benefit First Magnitude Springs in North and Central Florida, the bill also includes harmful provisions for south Florida which originated in HB 7003 and are now included in SB 918.

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We need your voice to support updated oil and gas laws

Multiple bills have been filed to regulate the use of well stimulation techniques, with some much more comprehensive than others. The Conservancy is working to support the progression of House Bills 1205 and 1209 with modifications. This bill package is the most comprehensive regulatory package filed to date and would:

  • Regulate high pressure well stimulation by requiring a permit to pursue this activity
  • Provide a pathway for the public to access information important to public safety that oil companies originally withheld as trade secret

  • Require that a study of high pressure well stimulation operations be conducted to determine if, where, and how this technique can be used safely

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Don't let sugar go back on their word

Enormous amounts of water are shunted from Lake Okeechobee to the east and west each year through the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers, instead of to the south where it historically flowed and belongs.

The C-43 Reservoir is vital to stemming some of these flows, as well as holding water to provide back to the Caloosahatchee River during the dry season, when the river and estuary suffer from too little flows.

However, to stop the harmfully high discharges that are destroying the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers and estuaries, more land south of Lake Okeechobee is needed to provide an alternate path and place to store this water.

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