EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson will be in Miami tomorrow to discuss the agency’s “WaterSense,” an initiative that brings together local water utilities, governments, product manufacturers and retailers to “promote water efficiency, and enhance the market through innovation and product design for water efficient products, programs, and practices.”
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EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson penned a new op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, criticizing House Republicans desperately seeking to undermine the authority of the agency they have dubbed a “job killer.” Arguing that the environment affects red states and blue states alike, Jackson writes that “it is time for House Republicans to stop politicizing our air and water.”
Speaking on Fox Business’ America’s Nightly Scorecard yesterday, Associated Industries of Florida CEO Barney Bishop lashed out at the Obama administration — arguing that overregulation, specifically on the part of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, is “killing” the economy.
A water forum sponsored by Associated Industries of Florida and the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association will be held next Friday in Orlando. According to a press release, the event will “address Florida’s water crisis,” with discussions centering on the EPA’s proposed — and controversial — numeric nutrient criteria, a set of water pollution standards that aim to combat the state’s nutrient problem.
In comments made to Tallahassee’s North East Business Association Tuesday, Associated Industries of Florida CEO Barney Bishop called environmental law firm EarthJustice a “liberal, left-leaning, communist-inspired environmental organization” and said that EPA chief Lisa Jackson “talks to God.”
An unlikely alliance has emerged in the battle to convince Gov. Rick Scott to accept federal funding that would put a high-speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando on the fast track.
As reform looms over Florida’s education system, almost all the participants in an education summit organized on Wednesday in Boca Raton by state Sen. Maria Sachs, D-Delray Beach, supported investing in public education, better pay for teachers and limiting the scope of standardized testing.
In letter blasting water quality rules, Associated Industries of Florida cites studies paid for by polluters
A group of Florida lobbyists, along with agriculture and industry executives, are once again pushing hard against EPA water quality rules, using cost estimates written in part by potentially affected industries to make their case.