Official Captains For Clean Water Veto Request on Fertilizer Ordinances


From Captains for Clean Water:

Earlier today, we officially submitted a veto request to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. The request is to veto a specific section in the proposed state budget that would limit municipal rainy season fertilizer bans.

Fertilizer bans of varying degrees are used by municipalities during the rainy season to curb nutrient pollution, which can fuel harmful algal blooms like red tide and blue-green algae. This provision in the budget would place certain restrictions on the bans to facilitate a study by UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Services.

To learn more about the proposed legislation and how it could be bad for Florida’s waters, check out our blog. And to see our letter of request, read it here.

View Letter of Request here


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