We must protect and conserve Florida’s water

Water continues to make headlines, from rising sea-levels to toxic algae blooms to saltwater in our drinking aquifer, to the latest news about the Trump administration’s repeal of the 2015 water rule.

This returns the U.S. to water standards put in place in 1986 — a time when we were draining millions of acres of wetlands that help supply our drinking water.

Here in Florida, the land of sunshine, clear waters and pristine beaches, we’re already at a historic environmental crossroads. This latest water rule repeal has the potential to put every single resident at the forefront of its profound negative impact — all to benefit polluters.

We need to not only take action to preserve our freshwater resources but actively push for leaders who champion economic growth that does not put the environment at risk.

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