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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 08:51 AM
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Marco Rubio plans to fight EPA water regulations for Florida
Alex Leary and Craig Pittman write at Tampa Bay's The Buzz:

March 2, 2011


Sen. Marco Rubio is planning to try to insert a measure in the forthcoming budget resolution that would bar the EPA from implementing water pollution rules that business groups in Florida oppose.

The move, certain to draw criticism from environmentalists, mirrors an effort by U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Tequesta. The rules are the product of contentious legal battle in Florida in which the EPA agreed to set new limits on how much nutrient pollution is allowed into waterways. Critics say the regulations will be too costly.

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At a time when our state is facing double-digit unemployment and our families are struggling with the effects of a prolonged recession, the last thing we need is another Washington mandate that will cost billions, destroy jobs and increase daily costs," said Rubio, who raised the issue as a candidate last year.
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According to David Guest of Earthjustice, the law firm that successfully pursued the lawsuit against the EPA, congressional action cannot undo the new pollution rules.
Since the rules are already in place "that means people have to comply with it," he said. To argue otherwise "is like saying the Clean Water Act doesn't apply south of the Georgia line."

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No clean water for you, Florida, says Jeb!'s bright and shiny little operative, camping out in a pup tent in the US Senate.







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Buzz Clik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 09:17 AM
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1. Rubio is getting bad advice. Floridian (except for some businesses) support these regs
Is he already looking for a soft place to fall?
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 09:18 AM
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2. the republicons are willing to poison their constituents
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RockaFowler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-04-11 09:24 AM
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3. Ah Marco and Tom 2 peas in a pod
I really dislike (hatred is only reserved for pRick Scott) both of these morons. And they are morons who ran on nothing but their "looks" and have done absolutely nothing for their constituents. I would like to thank all of the stupid people who voted for these idiots. You are letting them turn our beautiful state into a 3rd world country. I wish I could move, but since the Repukes messed up the housing market I can't get back what I paid for my house. Keep voting Republican America if you want your whole way of life run by corporations who care for nothing except the almighty dollar.
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