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Torrens Plans to Hold Polluters Accountable for Role in Algae Blooms, Lays Out Plan for Environmental Enforcement

August 8, 2018

 

Stuart, Fla-Ryan Torrens, Democratic Candidate for Florida Attorney General remarked Sunday morning at his astonishment after witnessing a lagoon full of toxic slime on Saturday afternoon.

 

"Yesterday, I went down to Stuart, FL with my friend Matt Thoebald, who is running for FL House District 83. He wanted to make sure that I saw firsthand the impact that Big Sugar and pollution are having on our state. I couldn’t believe what we found. Toxic algae across the entire lagoon! We have heard R. David Walker talk about this and it was a big issue between Gwen Graham, Chris King, Andrew Gillum, Phillip Levine, & Jeff Greene in the debate the other day, but it’s horrible in person."

 

When elected Attorney General, Torrens says that he intends to take steps to start enforcing environmental laws and get the state back to protecting our waters, which are our state's biggest asset:

 

* Establish environmental enforcement division within the AG's office

*Dedicate staff specifically to this division to handle caseload

*Enforce environmental laws fairly, without giving special exemptions to polluters   

 

 

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