Apr 25 2011
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio today commended Governor Rick Scott’s filing of a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to rescind numeric nutrient regulations in Florida:
“The EPA’s numeric nutrient regulations for Florida unjustifiably single out our state, place costly regulations on jobs creators, and put us at a competitive disadvantage with other states. In sum, the EPA’s numeric nutrient regulations destroy Florida jobs by raising the costs of doing business without so much as considering the regulatory efforts already in place and currently being pursued by the state.
“I applaud Governor Scott’s efforts on this issue and those undertaken by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to strike the appropriate balance to ensure that Florida's water is as clean as possible without unnecessarily hurting families, businesses and farmers. While I will continue working with my colleagues in Washington to prevent this EPA power grab from ruining Florida’s economy and preventing its expansion into other states, I urge the EPA to honor this petition and work with Florida’s officials to accomplish the dual goals of a vibrant economy and clean environment.”