Last night I spoke at the Orange County Legislative Delegation. I asked the 3 state senators and 9 state representatives present to:
1- support Senator Negron’s plan to buy 60,000 acres south of Lake Okeechobee. This is not an encompassing solution for Everglades restoration but it would be an important step toward part of a mosaic-like solution that is needed.
2- help with the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge problem between the South Florida Water Management District and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. I gave them each a packet of information that I worked on for 2 days. I plan to follow up with several of them at in-person appointments at their offices about this issue that not many people seem to know about.
3- support a statewide ban on fracking in Florida. We don’t need to detonate a nuclear bomb over Florida to know that it would be bad for our environment, and fracking is no different. A fracking ban will help protect our land, water, air, wildlife, and people.
Last night I got to meet Represenstive Carlos Guillermo Smith. What a nice man! I noticed throughout the whole long, and kind of boring meeting, that Mr. Smith listened attentively to everyone who spoke.