Miami Herald: Written by Brendan Farrington. April 6, 2018.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott sided with environmentalists Friday by vetoing a so-called "toilet to tap" bill that would have allowed treated wastewater to be pumped back into the state's groundwater.
With that pen stroke, Scott avoided the epithet "Governor Poopy Water," something environmentalists had vowed to call him if he let the bill become law.
"Protecting Florida's environment has been a top priority during my time as governor," Scott said in the veto letter. "Florida has stringent water quality standards, and we are going to keep it that way."
Scott hasn't always been popular with environmental groups, and the decision will head off criticism as he prepares a run for U.S. Senate.
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