To Address Toxic Algae, Florida Governor Announces Sweeping Environmental Plan

From: Governing

“The environment became a central issue in the heated election after algae blooms covered most of the 730-square-mile lake and coincided with a red tide in the Gulf of Mexico this past summer, littering beaches with dead sea turtles, dolphins, manatees and other sea life. As the crisis worsened, scientists complained that they’d been hampered by a lack of data caused by repeated cuts to water monitoring under Gov. Rick Scott, now the Florida’s junior senator. Scott also came under fire for repeatedly ordering budget cuts to water management districts and the Department of Environmental Protection.”

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