Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited proposal to update to the federal Lead and Copper Rule. As proposed, EPA’s long-awaited update to the Lead and Copper Rule falls far short of the decisive action needed to “get the lead out” of our drinking water. And in a few critical provisions, the proposed rule could even take us backwards.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) repealed the Clean Water Rule today, revoking the landmark 2015 environmental protections. The Clean Water Rule reestablished protections to drinking water sources on which 1,808,955 Floridians rely. The rule had the backing of more than 1,000 scientific studies, and was supported by comments from more than 31,000 Floridians.
Time is running out to solve the climate crisis, and Florida has much to loose, including our health. But local leaders are stepping up to fill the void of federal and state climate action. In honor of Earth Month, several Florida environmental groups released an updated map quantifying local climate action statewide.
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