Friday, November 6, 2009

Florida Environmental Issues

Florida Environmental Issues

By Tom Johnson

The Florida House is against the EPA Water Standards because of the cost of expensive water.

Representatives state
"But waste water utilities, agriculture and industry groups say they're concerned that the proposed limits will be too strict. And members of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Committee overwhelmingly echoed those concerns as industry representatives urged the state to try to block the agreement. Rep. Trudi Williams, R-Fort Myers and committee chairwoman, opened the workshop by saying that establishing the specific limits is "reckless during these economic times." She said the workshop was the first of several to be held by the committee on the issue. Representatives of the Florida Water Environment Association, representing waste water utilities, told the committee that the federal standards are expected to more than double the average monthly combined water and waste water bill in Florida from $56 to $118".

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