Unbelievable shocker: State regulators vote to allow more toxic chemicals in Florida waterways


Water flows over the spillway at the St. Lucie Lock and Dam in Martin County (Source: The Miami Herald)

From The Miami Herald: State environmental regulators voted 3-2 in favor of new rules

The number of regulated chemicals will increase from 54 to 92

The dozens of chemicals are among those released by oil and gas drilling companies (including fracking operations), dry cleaning companies, pulp and paper producers, nuclear plants, wastewater treatment plants and agriculture.

Many of these industries support the new rule but the pulp and paper producers told the commission the measure was too restrictive.

For the complete story:  http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article91979107.html

For video of The Environmental Regulation Commission at their meeting: http://thefloridachannel.org/videos/72616-environmental-regulation-commission-part-1/


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