Everglades restoration is critically important to the health of Florida's water supply, environment, and economy. America's Everglades provides drinking water to over 6 million Floridians every day. Restoration efforts cannot wait -- take action today!
Florida's 60-day legislative session closed on May 3, 2013. Clean Water Action and our allies had several victories in defeating dangerous legislation and worked positively to amend other legislation that would have had a negative impact on water quality. Check out CWA'sto learn more about the decisions the Florida Legislature made this year that will impact water quality, the environment, and public health.
Childhood cancer, infertility, learning and developmental disabilities are rising at alarming rates. Studies consistently show links between toxic chemicals used in everyday consumer products and many of these negative health impacts. We can avoid these chemicals, but we need to be able to make informed decisions about the products we use.
Our rivers, lakes, and canals are contaminated by nutrient overloads from excessive use of pesticides and fertilizers. The resulting algae blooms are an ongoing threat to our public health, economy, and quality of life.
Clean Water Action asks that state policymakers continue to include public health, clean and safe water, and clean energy in the top tier of their 2012 Legislative priorities:
• Protect our Water: CWA calls upon state lawmakers to protect public health and our water quality from point and non-point source pollution. We need to dramatically reduce mercury, phosphorous, and other toxics from our ground and surface waters. Florida must set and enforce numeric nutrient standards to protect our lakes, flowing waters, and estuaries. Investments in water conservation programs should be high priority, as it is less costly to prevent pollution than to clean it up.