Environmentalists Angry Over New Law
Environmental groups said they’re unhappy but not surprised that Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill they say favors industry over protecting Florida’s waterways, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Parts of the law that loosen regulation drew heavy lobbying from developers, phosphate miners and power companies. Environmental groups say their opposition was barely heard, and even a last-ditch plea from former Florida governor and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham didn’t make a difference on this bill.