JACKSONVILLE.COM: Call it the Florida Department of Pollution

JACKSONVILLE.COM: September 15, 2016. Written by Ron Littlepage.

As it stands now, your state government is hellbent on allowing higher amounts of cancer-causing chemicals to pollute our rivers and streams.

When any sane person would be saying that zero carcinogens in our surface waters would be the right amount, the state is saying, more, more, more.

That’s the way it works at the misnamed Florida Department of Environmental Protection, which is securely under the thumb of Gov. Rick Scott, who has done much to decimate environmental protection during his agonizingly long six years in office.

The entire process for establishing limits on the amounts of chemicals allowed in our waterways has been a sham from the beginning.

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