CEO-governor Scott, not at all conspicuous by his absence, was nowhere in sight. Nor was the Senate budget czar, J. D. Alexander or other minions of any stripe who leach their living from the soul of Tallahassee. For sure, however, while they fretted behind shuttered blinds lest they be confused as members of the group, they had eyes on what was going down.
|Former Governor Bob Graham|
Roll Out of Florida Conservation Coalition, Tallhassee, Fla.
November 30, 2011
See the Sunshine News YouTube video clip of Bob Graham’s remarks HERE
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If your concern about what’s going on have you shaking your head in disbelief and frustration and you want to learn more about how 40 years of very carefully developed laws and environmental protections were dismantled in 60 days last spring, you need to visit the organization’s website at http://floridaconservationcoalition.org/.
I encourage you to add the site to your “favorites” list and visit it often because as this group builds strength, you’ll want to be part of it. The legislature will be back in January and they must know that the biggest and strongest special interest in this state, i.e., all of you who know that the future of this state hangs in the balance, is watching and is ready to take action.
Finally, it should be noted that county commissions are beginning to wake up to the changes in water legislation that is moving the control of water to Tallahassee and potentially causing it to become a commodity to be sold to the highest bidder.
Farmers, in particular, who mistakenly believe weakening the water management districts serves their interests are going to feel like they’ve been tasered when they find themselves having to pay for water on top of what they now pay for pumping and piping.
The FCC website has a number of video and media reports on the “roll out.”
The Florida Conservation Coalition is to be watched. It’s going to be heard. It’s non-partisan, and it’s going bring reason back to proper management of growth and natural resource protection in this state.