The EPA's strong protections to stop sewage, manure and fertilizer pollution are at risk.
Last November, the EPA announced strong standards to combat sewage, manure, and fertilizer pollution in our waterways. Unfortunately, the EPA also announced they would be handing over protection of 15% of Florida's waterways to the state's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The DEP's rules are far less strict, and enforcement has been left to friends of big polluters rather than environmental professionals. It's no joke that people say DEP stands for "Don't Expect Protection."
What is worse, the EPA is considering handing over the rest of Florida's water to the DEP, but you can make sure that doesn't happen.
Join us in Tampa on January 17 and make your voice heard. It's vitally important that the EPA hears from people all across Florida. This is the worst possible time to put the DEP in charge of enforcing the Clean Water Act.
WHAT: Demonstration, press conference, and march to an EPA information session
WHEN: Thursday, January 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown Tampa, N. Franklin Street Pedestrian Mall, between Kennedy Blvd and E. Jackson St, across from 211 N. Tampa Street, Tampa FL 33602 (map)
After the press conference we will march across the street to the Tampa Hotel where the EPA is holding the public information session from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. We will participate in the session by bringing photos, slime stories and comments.
Demand environmental protection - RSVP today!
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